Welcome to LoudounTimes.com
Loudoun Times-Mirror

SUV breaks through ice on Potomac River near Sterling

Occupants of an SUV were able to escape safely after driving onto the ice covering the Potomac River in Sterling and getting stuck.

Loudoun County officials say the incident occurred Monday near Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling. Several young adults drove the SUV onto the river, but the ice gave way and the SUV became stuck near the shoreline.

The incident is prompting rescue officials and others to issue reminders about the dangers of trying to walk, skate or drive on frozen bodies of water during the current wave of frigid temperatures.

Experts say that ice may appear to be thicker and stronger than it really is.

Comments


Just missed a Darwin award…


in 50 years, I have never seen the Potomac River frozen over…...stupid kids.

Post a comment

By submitting a comment, you agree to our Terms of Service.

You must be registered and logged in to post a comment.

Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at ltmeditor@loudountimes.com.

More News

As Seen IN PRINT
The Loudoun Times-Mirror

is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.
Click here for all e-editions.
Email UPDATES