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WINTER ICE WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT
Written by Mike
As the seasons change the focus changes for Merritt's Emergency Program Coordinator and with the change comes another warning.
Tom Lacey says it's moved from a flood watch in the Spring, to a fire watch in the Summer and he now warns it'll soon it'll be an ice watch.
Lacey says as the rivers and lakes freeze, people often venture on to thin ice causing a serious concern, especially for children.
He says when the rivers start to freeze, people must stay off until it's safe.