SLAYTON (KMHL) – Some drivers got a cruel reminder that the ice isn’t safe to drive on, on many lakes in southwest Minnesota. The Murray County Sheriff’s Office says three vehicles plunged into Lake Shetek over the weekend.  No one was in the trucks that went into the lake.

Mild conditions are expected to continue through the region early this week – meaning ice in the region may need time to thicken before people drive on it.

The DNR recommends 12-to-15 inches of clear, ice before a medium-sized truck is driven onto the ice. Officials also warn people to park at least 50 feet a part, or to move their vehicles every two hours.