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Fort Chipewyan Winter Road opens to light traffic

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 15, 2017) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road is opening today at 3 p.m. Initially the road will be open to light traffic 5,000 kg and lower only.

Motorists are advised to use high-clearance 4x4 vehicles only, as the delta is rough with snow covering in the area. 

Please drive to conditions and obey all posted signage. Watch for workers and equipment as crews are still working along the road.

There are no regular services like road patrol, gas stations or cell phone coverage so always be prepared for emergencies. 

Updates will be provided regularly as required. Check the following sources for the latest information:

News room -
Winter roads page – 
Facebook -
Facebook -
PULSE – 780-743-7000 or 
Twitter - @RMWoodBuffalo
Winter Road Hotline (recorded message) - 866-743-6111
Roads Hotline - 780-743-7859 or 


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