With spring here the condition of ice on rivers and lakes across Manitoba is now dangerous.

The province has issued an advisory warning the public of potentially hazardous ice conditions.

While the ice may appear normal, it may be very thin and no longer support people and heavy objects such as snowmobiles and vehicles.

The quality of river ice within communities is also uncertain, so people are advised to stay off rivers and retention ponds.

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises ice fishing shelters must be removed by March 31 in the rest of the southern division and by April 15 in the northwest, north central and northeast divisions, or when requested to do so by a conservation officer due to unsafe ice conditions.