Here’s instant proof that the ice is not strong enough to support a vehicle, and a good warning to anyone else who wants to give it a try.

WKL car in lake 2 2017 01-16

Thanks to Bill Leutz who took these photos around 8 am today (Monday).

WKL car in lake 1 2017 01-16

This occurred at the west end boat launch.  According to C.J. Cox, this car had been parked in this spot for weeks. 

The car was positioned a few feet south from the ramp.  That area is shallower than the area directly in front of the ramp.  If the car had gone down there, it would have been in much deeper water.  

And from the air?  Here’s a look from BJ Lyons’ Eagle Spirit 1:



And the full motion video: