Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are sending out a caution to snowmobilers who may be traveling the Goulais River. On January 22, 2019 OPP were advised that a slump occurred on the bank of Mandy Lane which narrowed the Goulais River and opened a significant section. It is a highly used area this time of year by snowmobilers and there is a concern that someone might not notice the open water.
The OPP would like to remind the public that it is never 100 percent safe to snowmobile on ice. This is why we warn snowmobilers to avoid unnecessary risks and recommend that they stick to available, land-based OFSC trails whenever possible.