‘Weirdest year for ice’
It happens every winter: Snowmobilers brave what they believe is a frozen waterway in McHenry County and plunge through the ice.
Before the latest snowfall, area police and fire departments had reported more than a dozen instances where snowmobilers tried and failed to cross or ride the icy waters.
Mild weather combined with a slow start to measurable snowfall has prevented most bodies of water from completely freezing, local snowmobile experts said, making conditions risky at best for riders.
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