From Dec. 3 to Dec. 9, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service including 1 oven fire, 1 mutual aid call to Apple Valley for a structure fire, 1 semi-tractor fire, 5 motor vehicle accidents (3 with injuries), 1 vehicle accident-general cleanup, 1 electrical wiring problem, 1 police assist, 3 medicals, 1 gas leak, 1 unauthorized burning, 2 good intents and 2 false alarms.
Keep off the ice.
With the recent snowfall and cold weather, the ice is still not thick enough for most recreational activities. Currently, layers of snow are insulating already brittle ice making it even more dangerous.
Clear ice thickness recommendations are:
- 4 inches for walking
- 5 inches for a snowmobile or ATV
- 8-12 inches for a car
- 12-15 inches for a medium-sized truck