Houghton Lake’s Tip-Up Town USA: Sheriff Warns Ice is Unstable in Spots

Houghton Lake is preparing to welcome visitors for the final weekend of Tip-Up Town USA.

And local law enforcement will once again be keeping a close eye on ice conditions out on the lake.

Last weekend, a truck broke through the ice at the DNR boat launch on the west end of Houghton Lake.

In all, the sheriff’s office says seven snowmobiles, a side-by-side and that truck went through the ice.

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

The sheriff’s office has been watching ice conditions all week. They say with the rain and warmer temperatures there could still be some problem areas.

That’s why they want people to be careful and aware of areas where the ice may not be stable.

Coming up tonight on 9&10 News at 6, you’ll hear from the sheriff about their plan for this weekend as well as what a local bait shop is telling customers.