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Experts Say Need 12-15 Inches of Ice to Safely Drive on it

At least 10 cars have been totaled after falling through the ice at Lake Geneva on Saturday.

This year, warm weather caused the ice to be unstable, sending 15 cars into the lake. At least 10 are being deemed a total loss. 

Despite warning signs, hundreds of cars park on the ice each year. 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has on their website a pamphlet for ice safety.

According the website, “you can’t judge the strength of the ice just by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow.”

Included in a pamphlet is this graphic that says you should not drive on ice unless it is 12-15 inches thick. 

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