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Ice could be thick enough for vehicles this weekend

8:14 AM, Jan. 21, 2013
Tom Hein of Neenah gets his ice shanty constructed for fishing on Lake Poygan on Jan. 13. The colder temperatures this week will help make the ice thicker and safer.
Tom Hein of Neenah gets his ice shanty constructed for fishing on Lake Poygan on Jan. 13. The colder temperatures this week will help make the ice thicker and safer.
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Ice conditions on lakes could be safe enough for vehicle travel by this weekend if temperatures remain low and snow stays out of the forecast.

Oshkosh's Otter Street Fishing Club is hopeful the single-digit temperatures means its bridges and paths will be on Lake Winnebago for vehicles to use by Saturday. The lake gains about an inch of ice thickness each day temperatures dip below zero, said Don Herman, the plow chairman for the club.

"We're very optimistic," Herman said. "We won't put them out until we get 12 inches, though." ...

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