Some serious stuff to take you into the weekend from our friends at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

Game wardens are urging anyone who is accessing Maine’s waterways to exercise extreme caution. At least nine people have been reported breaking through thin ice on snowmobiles in the last 36 hours in all corners of the state. Rain and warm temperatures late last week deteriorated ice conditions significantly. The recent return to cold temperatures should not relax the need to use extreme caution on Maine’s waterways. Accessing lakes and ponds should be avoided unless operators can be certain of ice conditions.