Never Walk or Drive on Frozen Waterways
Loudoun County public safety officials remind residents to never walk or drive on frozen streams, rivers and ponds.
It may seem that the ice is thick enough to walk on, but the actual strength of the ice may be far less than it appears particularly when temperatures exceed the freezing mark.
Inform Your Children
It is especially important for parents to speak with their children about the dangers of walking and playing on frozen ponds and rivers. If you live near a waterway, remain watchful for children attempting to venture onto the ice. Many communities in Loudoun County strictly prohibit ice skating on frozen ponds.