The Brattleboro Fire Department is advising you to stay off the ice on the Retreat Meadows for the Last Night Celebration and Fireworks display on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
The ice thickness at the Retreat Meadows on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, ranged between 3 to 4 inches with extremely thin ice along the edges and westerly portion of the Meadows. The National Weather Service of Albany has advised that daytime temperatures starting Thursday will be in the mid-forties for the next several days and at night the temperature is going to stay above freezing.
For the safety of all the folks attending this event, we are advising you to stay off the ice on the Retreat Meadows as it is not at a safe thickness to hold folks to stand on it. We will be posting electronic signs at the Linden and Cedar Street intersection as well as where folks walk onto the ice.
Brattleboro Fire Department
103 Elliot Street * Brattleboro, VT 05301 * 802-254-4831 *