Pressure ridges are a major hazard on Moosehead Lake. With more snow on the way, there are growing concerns about one open ridge in particular.

Snowmobilers are being warned of open pressure ridges on Moosehead lake. One particularly large ridge has opened, posing a danger to snow sledders. According to a Facebook post by The Birches Resort, "the pressure ridges by Kineo (on the staked trail) has opened up. This is extremely dangerous. Exercise extreme caution." The photo above is an actual picture of this ridge, taken by Chris Davis.

At last report, the ridge was marked by Game Wardens.

Pressure ridges are caused by the shifting and expanding of lake ice. The expanding and contracting of the ice can cause it to buckle upward, or pull apart. Open water can refreeze posing as safe ice when it's actually dangerously thin. When covered in snow, it may be completely unnoticeable.

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Before we get to the list, remember to dress appropriately for the cold weather. We didn't put warm outerwear on the list, but it's definitely a must-have. Dressing in layers is important to ensure you're warm enough throughout the day on the ice. If you start getting too warm, you can simply take a layer off. Hand warmers are also worth packing.

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