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ATV users warned of thin ice

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State officials say snowmobilers and ATV riders are taking too much of a chance by going on the ice this early in the season.

A Muskego man was killed over the weekend after riding his ATV on Big Muskego Lake southwest of Milwaukee. It's a spring-fed lake that often produces unstable ice.

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State DNR snowmobile administrator Gary Eddy says the ice is just starting to firm up, and very few bodies of water throughout Wisconsin are thick enough yet to support vehicles.

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