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La Loche winter trail opens with a 5,000 kg load limit

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 31, 2018) – The La Loche winter trail has opened for the season with a load limit of 5,000 kg or less.

Motorists with vehicles heavier than 5,000 kg are requested to stay off the winter trail until load limits have been increased. Overly heavy vehicles could damage the trail causing safety hazards or delays in reaching heavier load limits.

Crews continue to work along the trail, so please obey all posted signage and watch for workers and equipment. When passing equipment, please reduce speed to 30 km/h for everyone’s safety.

High clearance 4x4 vehicles are recommended. The section east of the Christina River 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:

News room - rmwb.ca/news-room.htm
Winter roads page – rmwb.ca/winterroads 
Facebook - facebook.com/WoodBuffaloRuralCommunityConnection
Facebook - facebook.com/rmwoodbuffalo
Pulse – 780-743-7000 
Pulse (toll free) 1-800-973-9663
Twitter - @RMWoodBuffalo
Winter Road Hotline (recorded message) – 1-866-743-6111

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