Regardless of warnings from NH Fish & Recreation about staying off the ice over the weekend due to current delicate temperatures, salvage crews needed to pull three vehicles out of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Tim McDonald of Marine Options on the company’s Facebook page mentioned that whereas the lake seemed protected with 18 inches of ice, it solely takes one weak spot for it to provide manner.
“There was a stress ridge that had fallen down. You virtually could not see it till you have been proper on prime of it. Sadly, each of those vehicles fell by,” McDonald mentioned in a video on the company’s Facebook page.
The state Division of Environmental Companies made positive that oil and fuel was utterly cleaned from the place the automobiles went into the lake.
Use Warning on the Ice
He echoed the recommendation of Fish & Recreation to know your ice, as temperatures heat into the 50s and 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Should you’re going out on the ice be actually, actually cautious, particularly this time of the 12 months. Via the course of at this time we have watched the ice situations deteriorate dramatically,” McDonald mentioned as he towed a automobile again to the shoreline, including that there is additionally plenty of standing water on the ice.
McDonald told WHDH that recovering a submerged automobile takes a number of days of planning together with drones to find it, and divers from DIVE Winnipesaukee to work with a crew on the floor. The vehicles are normally scrapped.
Heat climate induced the New Hampshire Pond Hockey Classic to be canceled when rain, snow and sleet helped create snow piles, slush, water pockets, cracks, frozen boards, and brackets.