Drive at your own risk

Two men in a Chevrolet pickup truck spin brodies on Beluga Lake on Monday afternoon. With the ice thickening up, people have begun driving on the lake and sometimes testing their driving skills. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the city does not get involved in determining if ice thickness is adequate for vehicles. “It’s a use at your own risk type of situation,” Robl said. “It’s the same theory as going out on the mud flats around Anchorage. There are dangers out there. It’s user beware.”

Robl also said drivers should be cautious of skiers, skaters and walkers on the lake. He said people spinning brodies near pedestrians could be charged with reckless driving, and police are happy to take calls if people have complaints about such driving.