For snowmobilers, first tracks are irresistable but think safety first: An OPP message

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OPP remind riders to think safety first

Within the last 24 hours several communities in our area received a significant amount of snow. In Central Region, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wishes to remind riders to take extra care during this portion of pre-snowmobile season.

Trails under the care of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are currently not open. Volunteers have not had the opportunity to clear trails, groom or assess snow conditions. Please remember riding on closed OFSC trails may cause damage to the property or cause landowners to revoke consent closing trails for everyone. Riders who choose to ride on closed OFSC trails may be charged.

Visit  www.ofsc.on.ca for updated trail conditions.

Snowmobilers choose to intentionally skip open water cause unnecessary risk to themselves and to first responders attempting a rescue or recovery. Police wish to remind people, no ice is ever 100 per cent safe and everyone should remain off the ice that has started to form on our waterways.

The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

The OPP Detachments in Central Region values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at www.CrimeStoppers.ca or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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