- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) - The popular ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are set to reopen after a temporary closure.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenaker says the ice caves will reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday after being closed due to high winds.

The National Park Service closed the caves temporarily at 6 p.m. Tuesday because of concerns that high winds and blowing snow could make the ice leading to the caves unsafe.

Around 12,000 people have visited the ice caves along the south shore of Lake Superior since they opened over the weekend.

Officials say temperatures will be warming starting this weekend, so visitors should not delay if they want to see the ice caves this year.

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