Lakeshore is warning about thin ice on the Belle River. Jan 03, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Lakeshore)

Lakeshore Warns About Dangerous Thin Ice On The Belle River

The Town of Lakeshore is warning residents about thin ice on the Belle River near the opening to Lake St. Clair.

Town officials say the ice may look thick but it’s thin and unsafe. The river is closed due to construction of the jetty and there is no ice skating, snowmobiles or ATV’s allowed on it. Officials say with the extended cold weather, the water freezes shortly after the contractor completes construction for the day.

Signs have been posted and a barrier has been placed across the river to prevent access. The river by the pedestrian bridge is also unsafe due to the pumping station.

Residents are asked to avoid the area and stay safe.