We've had several days of frigid temperatures. Enough to cause some pretty cool ice jams on the Delaware River near Trenton and put a layer of ice on local ponds and lakes. Unless you have a really shallow pond or man-made structure the ice is generally not safe for skating yet. It usually takes close to a week of sustained below freezing temperatures to allow safe skating on local bodies of water. Wednesday morning, before the temperatures jump back up, I decided to walk out onto my local lake to see how safe or unsafe it was.

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