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Fort Chipewyan winter road opens tomorrow

PHOTO. Supplied. Northern Alberta hamlet, Fort Chipewyan.

Tomorrow at noon, the Fort Chipewyan winter road will open.

The load limit is 5-thousand kilograms.

It is recommended to use a 4×4 vehicle.

Work is still being done, so be careful when passing flooding crews.

The right of way will go to those traveling from Fort Chipewyan southbound to Fort McMurray.

You are advised that there is no services on the road and ce3ll phone coverage is limited, so be prepared for an emergency situation.

For more information, please call the winter road hotline at 1-866-743- 6111 or (780)-697-3600 during business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information on the Fort Smith Winter Road please call Parks Canada at 867-872-7962.


80 km/hour in most of the sand hill area

30km/hour between markers 65 to 95

50km/hour in the delta area

Travelers must obey the posted speed limit on ice bridges.