When is it safe to go out on the ice?
Well, here is an ice safety guide tip from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) –
Ice Thickness = Permissible Load
2 inches = One person on foot
3 inches = Group in single file
7.5 inches = One car (2 tons)
8 inches = Light truck (2.5 tons)
10 inches = Truck (3.5 tons)
12 inches = Heavy truck (7-8 tons)
15 inches = 10 tons
But… better safe than sorry.