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Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 23, 2017) – The La Loche Winter Trail will close for the season at 10 a.m. on Friday, March, 24.

In addition, the load limit for the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will be reduced to 5,000 kg beginning on March 24, at 10 a.m. This load limit will remain in effect until the end of the season, which will be announced once determined.

Load limits and closures are based on recent weather conditions and anticipated warmer temperatures. This precaution has been taken to maintain the integrity of the roads and for public safety.

Motorists that use the La Loche Winter Trail are advised that once the trial closes, rig mats in the Hay Meadows Creek area will be removed and the trail will not be passable. 

Motorists are advised to drive with caution on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road as conditions are rough in some areas.

High clearance 4x4 vehicles are recommended. 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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