Thick ice is not good ice. Even thick ice can become ice that will break up on you if it experiences warm conditions for a while. Therefore, right now in much of Minnesota, NONE OF THE ICE IS SAFE. None of it.
Here is the rule: If you get two days above freezing, it takes two days below freezing (all day) to “reset” the ice. We are, at this point, beyond any possibility of that happening. The part of the year where you drive your pickup around on the ice … is over. We don’t need your stinking environmental hazard when you go through.
The previous message was applicable only to people in Minnesota. Thank you very much. That is all.