|On Family Day weekend stay clear of ice near dams |
Stay clear and stay safe near OPG Dams and Stations
TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is reminding the public to stay safe this Family Day weekend by staying away from ice near dams and hydroelectric stations.
"Family Day weekend is always a great time to get outdoors with your family and friends to enjoy your favourite winter activity like snowshoeing, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing," said Mike Martelli, OPG President Renewable Generation. "Always check ice conditions before going out on the water to make sure it is safe and stay away from ice near hydroelectric stations and dams."
Ice forming near OPG dams and stations is often much thinner than ice elsewhere due to the changing flows and water conditions. This ice is not safe for winter activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The areas near OPG dams and hydroelectric stations have warning signs, buoys, fences, booms and barriers to warn people of the dangers of coming too close.
Enjoy this Family Day weekend and remember to stay clear and stay safe.
For more water safety information, please visit www.opg.com/watersafety.
OPG generates safe, clean, reliable, low-cost power for Ontario. More than 99 per cent of this power is free of smog and carbon emissions. OPG's power is priced 40 per cent lower than other generators, which helps moderate customer bills.
Ontario Power Generation Inc 2/17/2018