THUNDER BAY – Staying clear means staying safe. As the holidays approach, many people will be heading outside to enjoy snowmobiling, cross- country skiing and other winter activities. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are warning everyone to stay clear of hydroelectric dams and stations.
The waterways near OPG facilities are not safe places for recreation at any time of the year. In winter, ice forming near a dam or hydroelectric station can be thinner and less consistent than ice in other locations because of changing water flows beneath it.
“The key to making the most of winter recreation is simple – stay clear, stay safe,” said OPG’s Frank Chiarotto, Senior Vice President. “Please remember to use caution when near water and especially near our facilities, and always obey all warnings signs.”
The areas near OPG dams and hydroelectric stations have warning signs, buoys, fences and barriers to warn people of the dangers of getting too close.