WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — After temperatures dropped to near zero degrees in much of Whatcom County and has been slow to recover to warmer seasonal temperatures, lakes, rivers and harbors have seen ice forming.
Officials with Whatcom County Public Works say they are monitoring the amount and impact of ice buildup on the Nooksack River at bridge locations. They say, “At this time, we don’t see any issues.”
The thin layer of ice and snow is not anywhere near the thickness required for people to safely walk out onto according to Whatcom County Fire District 7 Fire Chief Larry Hoffman. “Especially as the temperatures have been and will continue to rise, there will be hidden soft spots and gaps.”