Ice cutting on the Red River north of Selkirk, Manitoba is set to begin on Sunday.
The province says the cutters will be out as part of seasonal flood-fighting efforts to reduce ice jams. The Amphibex icebreakers will take to the ice beginning Monday.
“River users are asked to observe warning signs and stay clear of the equipment as cutting machines weaken ice to help Amphibex breakers open channels,” the province said in a release.
Fishers, snowmobilers and other river users are asked to stay clear of the equipment and noticed have been posted in areas where ice-cutters will be working.