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La Loche Winter Trail

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(Fort McMurray, AB – March 2, 2020) –The La Loche Winter Trail will be closing for the season on March 3 at 12:00 p.m. This means that vehicles will no longer be able to operate on the La Loche Winter Trail after noon on Tuesday. Members of the public are encouraged to sign up for winter road and trail email notifications at rmwb.ca/winterroads. Those signed up for the notifications will receive a direct email when the Municipality announces winter road and trail updates. After subscribing, please check your inbox for a confirmation email.

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The La Loche winter trail has opened for the season with a load limit of 27,500 kg or less. Motorists with vehicles heavier than 27,500 kg are requested to stay off the winter trail. Overly heavy vehicles could damage the trail causing safety hazards. 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. ...

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Motorists are notified that the La Loche winter trail will be closing for the season on March 13 at noon. This means that vehicles will no longer be able to operate on the La Loche winter trail after 12 p.m. on Wednesday. Your cooperation is appreciated. The Fort Chipewyan winter road remains open, but with the warmer temperatures, load limits have been restricted to 5,000 kg and lighter during daytime hours (10 a.m. until 10 p.m.). Residents and industry are encouraged to make any trips or transport heavier loads on the Fort Chipewyan winter road as soon as practical.

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Starting at noon today, load limits will be reduced to 5,000 kg and lower during daytime hours from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. With warmer weather, load limits will be reduced to 5,000 kg and lower during daytime hours to protect the road, so it stay open later into the season. This means that vehicles heavier than 5,000 kg cannot use the Fort Chipewyan or La Loche winter roads during daytime hours of 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Your cooperation is appreciated. Residents and industry are encouraged to make any trips or transport heavier loads as soon as practical. Timelines for the road closure cannot be predicted as they are dependent on weather ...

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Residents are reminded that winter road season will be ending soon as the weather warms up. All winter roads and trails are still open; however, in the coming days, load limits are expected to decrease, and travel limitations (10 p.m. to 10 a.m. for heavy vehicles above 5,000 kg) will be activated soon. These strategies will protect the winter road so it can be kept open longer. Please continue to check from the list of resources below to keep up-to-date on winter road conditions and allowances. As temperatures rise, ice melt along the road can create very slippery conditions. Please drive with caution and stay to the right-hand side of the road to give oncoming traffic plenty ...

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(Fort McMurray, AB – March 4, 2019) – Residents are reminded that winter road season will be ending in the coming weeks pending weather conditions. All winter roads and trails are still open, however, typically the load limit decreases in mid-March, with road closures following shortly after. Residents and industry are encouraged to make any trips or transport heavier loads as soon as practical. Timelines for the road closure cannot be predicted as they are dependent on weather conditions. Residents are invited to subscribe for email updates about the Fort Chipewyan winter road or the La Loche winter trail. Visit rmwb.ca/winterroads and click on the subscribe icon to sign up for email notifications. Those signed up for the notifications ...

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The load limit on the La Loche winter trail has increased to 27,500 kg. Crews continue to perform maintenance on the La Loche winter trail. Please obey all posted signage and watch for workers on the road. When passing equipment, please reduce speed to 30 km/h for everyone’s safety. Residents are invited to subscribe for email updates about the Fort Chipewyan winter road or the La Loche winter trail. Visit rmwb.ca/winterroads and click on the subscribe icon to sign up for email notifications. Those signed up for the notifications will receive a direct email when the Municipality announces winter road and trail updates. After subscribing, please check your inbox for a confirmation email.

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The La Loche Winter Trail has opened for the season with a load limit of 5,000 kg or less. Please view the latest news release in the News Room for specific details and instructions. The Municipality is also announcing a new email subscription tool for winter road and trail updates. Residents are invited to subscribe for email updates about the Fort Chipewyan winter road or the La Loche winter trail. Visit rmwb.ca/winterroads and click on the subscribe icon to sign up for email notifications. Those signed up for the notifications will receive a direct email when the Municipality announces winter road and trail updates.

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