Popular Wis. Ice Caves Reopen, Conditions Deemed Stable

Updated: 02/22/2014 12:35 PM
Created: 02/20/2014 3:36 PM

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The popular ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin reopened at 10:30 Saturday morning, according to a message from Apostle Island National Lakeshore officials Saturday morning.

Officials closed the area Thursday night because of the strong winter storm and uncertainty how it would affect ice conditions on Lake Superior. However, they've since deemed the ice to be stable.

If you're venturing out be prepared for deep snow and very cold winds, particularly if you come Saturday. Snowshoes or cross country skis are advised until the route is packed down.

Thousands of people have visited the ice caves since visited since the middle of January.

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