AFD on Puffer's Pond "beach"
Amherst Fire Department had to cancel an ice rescue drill this morning, not because it was a few degrees below zero -- although certainly a byproduct of the reason: the ice was too thick.
Can always use it for a skating rink
Half the department had mobilized at Puffer's Pond this morning -- Engine 3, Engine 4, Rescue 1 staffed by Call and Student Force, who huddled on the beach awaiting the breakthrough in ice that never came.
Gave up after sawing down 24"
Tomorrow's ice cold exercise is cancelled as well.
Meanwhile the ice should be just fine for today's Business Improvement District Ice Skating Party at Kendrick Park from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. I saw lots of firewood stacked by the rink.
Kendrick Park this morning