Lubbock Fire Rescue warns, avoid frozen playa lakes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock Fire Rescue warns, avoid frozen playa lakes

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

As the temperature drops, area playa lakes could freeze over, but, Lubbock Fire Rescue is warning people to keep off.

They say it would take long periods of sub-freezing weather, much longer than we are experiencing now, to develop ice thick enough to walk on.

Without special training, falling though ice into cold water is a situation that most people will not be able to escape from.

Hypothermia occurs within moments and drowning usually follows.

So please, keep people and pets off the ice.

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