Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the ice conditions have created a concern for public safety during the Eelpout Festival due to a large volume of vehicle traffic expected.
Vehicle traffic on Walker Bay during the event scheduled for Feb. 18-21 will be prohibited with the following noted exceptions.
Leech Lake Walker Bay Area vehicle traffic will be restricted to snowmobiles and Class 1 and 2 ATVs. No other motorized vehicle traffic will be allowed from noon Friday, Feb. 19, to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
All vehicles must be removed from the ice by noon Friday, Feb. 19.
Violators will be issued citations and towed from the lake during this period.