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Fort Chipewyan Winter Road to Reopen March 5 at 8 p.m.

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 5, 2017) – Following the completion of repairs on a section of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, it will reopen at 8 p.m. today. The load limit will be increased to 45,000 kg.

Motorists are advised to take extra care at Kilometre 96, where the road was repaired.

All municipal winter roads and trails are being monitored and updates will be provided as available based on weather conditions.

Please obey all posted signage and use caution when passing equipment 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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