March Break - Play safe around water


Icy Conditions near Rivers and Dams Are Not Safe

Toronto – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is reminding the public that when they are outdoors enjoying the weather over the March break, they should stay clear of ice or water near OPG’s hydroelectric facilities.

“March Break is a great time to head outside however, waterways near hydro generating stations are not places for recreation,” said Mike Martelli, OPG President of Renewable Generation. “Please respect the signs and barriers around OPG facilities. They are there for your safety, regardless of the season.”

Ice forming near OPG dams and stations is often much thinner than ice elsewhere due to the changing flows and water conditions. This ice is not safe for winter activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The areas near OPG dams and hydroelectric stations have warning signs, buoys, fences, booms and barriers to warn people of the dangers of coming too close.

Enjoy your March Break and remember to stay clear and stay safe.

For more information about water safety, please visit: safety OPG is one of the most diverse electricity generators in North America. It produces about half of the electricity Ontarians rely on every day, and its clean, safe, power costs an average of 40% less than other generators.