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Fort Chipewyan Winter Road closing for the season on March 25

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 24, 2017) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will close for the season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25.

The winter road will close for the season due to rough road conditions, melting ice, and expected warmer weather. This precaution has been taken to maintain the integrity of the winter road and for the safety of motorists.

Motorists are advised that the gates for the winter road will be locked on the morning of Monday, March 27, and the road will no longer be passable.

All three winter roads and trails will be closed for the season after March 25. Updates will begin again as the next winter season approaches.

Check the following sources for the latest information:

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


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