Snowmobiler riding in snow

Coast Guard is warning snowmobilers to be careful along the Labrador coast.

The Coast Guard is warning snowmobilers to be careful along the Labrador coast because the cold weather has caused some navigational aids to freeze in the water.

Dan Frampton, Coast Guard's supervisor of ice operations, says buoys could be sticking up like fence posts out of the ice.

“People transiting on the ice … could come across one of these floating aids, or buoys sticking up, and we want people to be aware that they are there because they normally would not [be there],” said Frampton.

Frampton said an ice breaker is working its way north picking up some of the buoys, but there could still be some left.

He added the icebreaker is leaving trails of open water, which could also cause a hazard in some bays and inlets.