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By Karla Pomeroy

Stay off icy Big Horn River

City of Worland officials to post signs at park, boat dock


January 19, 2017

Karla Pomeroy

Footprints that have been seen along part of the icy Big Horn River leading to the free flowing portion of the river at Riverside Rotary Park has city officials concerned about people walking on the icy river. Caution signs warning people to stay off of the ice will be posted later this week.

WORLAND - An icy river is no place for pedestrians. This is the message City of Worland Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky wants to get out to the public.

The Law Enforcement Dispatch Center recently received one call about children being on the icy river and Burky said the city has received two calls about footprints on the ice near Riverside Rotary Park.

Burky said, "Ice over flowing water like a river is often unsafe when ice over static water like a lake is safer. You need at least four inches of ice to be safe to walk on. We don't have that on the river in Worland in most places....

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