Published on: January 13, 2021

The Town of Brome Lake Closes its Lake Access Points

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate publication

 

The Town of Brome Lake closes its lake access points

Brome Lake, January 13, 2021 — With the increase in reported incidents over the past few days, and with an expected mild weather forecast, the Town of Brome Lake is announcing that it has no choice but to close its access to Brome Lake. These measures will take effect as of Thursday, January 14 and are expected to last a few days.

Access to the Douglass Beach parking lot will be restricted to trail users and skaters who wish to enjoy the ice oval. The parking lots at Tiffany Park and the Bondville sector (near Cowell Street) will be completely closed.

“I am disappointed at the number of people who take unnecessary risks when venturing out on the lake, despite our many prevention messages, which were broadcast on social networks and then picked up by the media,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe. “We must always keep in mind that our teams’ rescue operations on the lake endanger the safety of our employees. It’s even riskier in times of pandemic. “

Around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, the ice gave way under the weight of an ATV. The driver sustained no injuries. The location of the incident has since been barricaded, approximately one kilometer from the shoreline. This event is in addition to nearly ten other incidents, fortunately without adverse consequences, that have been reported to the Town of Brome Lake.

For more information, it is possible to consult the website societedesauvetage.org.

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