The Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department is cautioning citizens about potentially hazardous conditions on some of the City’s trails and creeks and in parks. Recent frigid temperatures have resulted in Blackwater Creek and other waterways freezing over in some places. The Department is advising people to realize the ice is not stable, and walking on it is NOT safe. Anyone attempting to walk across the ice could be in danger of falling in freezing water and experiencing hypothermia or worse.
The cold temperatures have also caused ice to form in the Blackwater Creek tunnel. As temperatures begin to warm, the ice hanging from the top of the tunnel is in danger of falling. Although employees are monitoring the situation, trail patrons are encouraged to be aware of this hazard.