By Ryan Spoehr
SLN STAFF
Hopes were high earlier this week that the Palmyra Fisheree would go on as scheduled this Saturday, but it has been postponed.
Palmyra Lion and Fisheree organizer Mike Fischer confirmed that the annual event has been postponed until Feb. 10.
“With the recent rain, the ice along the shorelines has become unsafe,” Fischer said.
The Lions Club had an emergency meeting Wednesday night to discuss the Fisheree, and the decision was made to postpone the event.
On Wednesday, an all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice at the beach area on Spring Lake, Fischer said. The water was shallow, so the individual escaped safely, Fischer said.
“The ice is not safe until you get about 20 feet out. On the main lake, there is about 12 inches of ice,” Fischer said. “Also, the ice is broken away at the boat landing, (which is) again bad ice until you get out about 20 feet.
“The long-range forecast is for colder weather from Feb. 1 on.”
Temperatures were expected to climb again. The projected high for Thursday in Palmyra was 38, according to the National Weather Service, and 48 on Friday.

 
 

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