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Forest Visitors Warned About Dangers Of Thawing Ice, Snow


January 11, 2018

Though the ice and snow of the past week has been a beautiful site, visitors to the national forests in North Carolina should be extremely cautious around ice formations that will be thawing as temperatures increase this week.

Large slabs of hanging ice and icicles on cliffs and waterfalls will fail and fall and could cause serious injury or death to those in the immediate vicinity.

Ice that had frozen over streams is thinning and is not safe to walk across in most areas. Falling trees and branches are an ever-present hazard; the addition of snow and ice makes tree failure more likely....

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