- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - Bethel Search and Rescue members are urging people to be cautious about traveling on the frozen Kuskokwim River.

KYUK-radio (https://is.gd/0qlbpk) reports there have been growing concerns about increased traffic on the river following recent colder temperatures.

Members of Bethel Search and Rescue surveyed the thickness of the ice, which measured between eight and 12 inches from Bethel to Kwethluk (KWEETH’-luk).

Members are recommending that nothing heavier than a snowmobile or four-wheeler be used in the area.

They also say people should not deviate from the main trail because conditions elsewhere are unknown. People also are advised to avoid the Gweek River and Straight Slough, because those areas recently had open water.

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Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org

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