This in from the National Weather Service - URGENT- WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 1258 PM EST THU FEB 19 2015 ANOTHER BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR IS ON THE WAY!
Temperatures have been below freezing for a number of weeks, but CAUTION is still needed when considering going out onto ponds and rivers for ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling or walking on the ice. TAKE PRECAUTIONS! Here is a link for some 'ice safety' tips - http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/ready-massachusetts/ice-safety.html.
When walking on icy sidewalks and driveways, ‘walk with grace and ease.’ When walking around buildings, be mindful of potential falling ice and snow! Here are ‘safe walking’ tips from Mayo Clinic – The frozen harbors and rivers may look beautiful and inviting, but avoid walking on them! Teenagers in New Jersey had to be rescued when they ventured onto the icy harbor!! Don’t let that happen to you! Be Safe, Stay Warm and Take Precautions During Extreme Winter Weather. There’s an end in sight! Only 30 more days until spring! ~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Annisquam River Freezes Over – Not Safe to Walk on. Take only photos, leave no footprints behind! Disclaimer: This blog provides general information and discussion about health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician or other health care worker. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and website have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other institution with which the authors are affiliated.