Spring is getting closer and the Maine Warden Service is warning people that ice conditions across Maine lakes and ponds are becoming dangerous.  Before you head out on the ice, you really should test the thickness using an ice chisel or ice auger and check with locals known thin ice areas. Oh ya, remember, the ice that does forms over moving waters, especially near streams, bridges and culverts, can be particularly dangerous. Those areas are dangerous all winter.

Even the Kennebec River does not have a lot of ice. Coast Guard boats that chunk up the ice on the Kennebec, are not coming this year. The lower part of the river has little or no ice. According to the KJ, the Maine River Flow Advisory Commission this week and feels the potential for spring flooding to be normal.