Ice Still Dangerous 06 Feb 12

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department is warning people to use caution on all bodies of water after warm weather has caused thin ice and open water.

Deputies say two vehicles broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka in the last week. Two men in a pickup were able to escape when the vehicle broke through the ice Saturday. No one was injured. On Wednesday, a man and a juvenile in an SUV broke through the ice but they also escaped without injury.

Officials say four inches of ice is recommend for walking and small groups.