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Fort Chipewyan Winter Road load limit increases to 45,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 31, 2018) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will increase to 45,000 kg on Wednesday, January 31, at 2:00 PM.

Crews continue to perform maintenance on the winter road. Mulching crews will finish from km 0 to km 11 from the North Gate in Fort Chipewyan on January 31. Please obey all posted signage and watch for workers on the road.

High clearance 4x4 vehicles are recommended. Watch for rough sections, 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:

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


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