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Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 29, 2016) – Crews continue to work on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road and La Loche Winter Trail. Pending weather conditions, the roads are anticipated to be ready by mid- to late December.

To combat warmer daytime temperatures, crews have been working on the winter roads during nighttime hours until daytime temperatures drop to acceptable freezing ranges.

Fort Chipewyan Winter Road

  • Crews working approximately 50 km north of South Gate – grading and water trucks.
  • Initial flooding has begun at river crossings for Rivière Des Rochers, Chenal des Quatre Fourches, and Embarras River.

La Loche Winter Trail

  • Grading has begun along the first 15 km of the trail.
  • Limited construction due to lack of snow and frost.

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


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