Training Dec. 14 for ice spotters

DIXON – A free training session for ice spotters will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Dixon Public Safety Building, 220 S. Hennepin Ave.

The Lee County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service’s Chicago office have organized the program. Ice spotters are needed from December through March to keep an eye on river freeze-up, percent of ice cover, and whether the ice cover is starting to break. New spotters are required to attend a training session.

Those who wish to register should send their name, address, and phone number to william.morris@noaa.gov or call 815-834-0600, ext. 493.

– SVM staff report

Call 814-284-3365 for more information.