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Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Load Limit Increases to 15,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 4, 2017) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has increased to 15,000 kg as of noon today.

Tree clearing operations are taking place along the road from kilometre 0 to kilometre 31, and from kilometre 84 to kilometre 145 until mid-February 2017. Motorists are advised to take caution in these areas.

Please obey all posted signage and use caution when passing graders and water trucks on the road – maximum 30 km/h is advised. Motorists are also encouraged to test their brakes after travelling through freshly flooded crossings.

High clearance 4x4 vehicles are recommended. The delta area has rough sections so reduce speed and drive to conditions.

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:

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