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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 will receive a direct email when the Municipality announces winter road and trail updates. After subscribing, please check your inbox for a confirmation email.

There are no regular services like road patrol, gas stations or cell phone coverage so always be prepared for emergencies. High clearance 4x4 vehicles are recommended.

Workers, equipment and other motorists may also be on the road, so please stay on the right side of the road on hills for enhanced safety.

Please drive to road conditions and obey all posted signage. When passing equipment, reduce speed to 30 km/h for everyone’s safety.

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

FLOOD RECOVERY: Information and resources