Warm weather and the lack of snow have made ice too thin to walk on.
 
Emergency services are advising that people avoid walking on ice around stormwater ponds, the North Saskatchewan River and other natural bodies of water in the area.
 
"We need some really nice cold days for a long period of time to allow the ice to build up," said Shawn McKerry, Fort Saskatchewan's Fire Chief.
 
The North Saskatchewan River currently has little to no ice build up, which makes it even more dangerous to be around.
 
"The moving water is very unpredictable," added McKerry. "With the water moving, it takes a lot longer for the ice to become thick enough to go out on."
 
When the weather does get cold enough and the ice begins to freeze, there should still be at least 10 centimeters or four inches of ice for it to be considered safe to walk on.
 
If someone does fall into the water, emergency services should be called immediatley.

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