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Load limit on winter road decreases as temperatures rise

Last Updated Mar 11, 2019 at 12:02 pm MDT

PHOTO. supplied. Always be prepared for emergencies as there are no regular services like road patrol, gas stations or cell phone coverage along the winter road.

Effective March 11, 2019, at noon, the winter road load limit will be reduced to 5000 kg or lower on the winter roads.

Vehicles heavier than 5,000 kg are not permitted on the Fort Chipewyan and La Loche roads between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

For updates on timelines and status updates on the winter roads, subscribe to the RMWB website.

Quick tips

  • Load limits protect the Fort Chipewyan and La Loche roads from wear and tear.
  • Timelines for road closures are dependent on weather conditions.
  • Drive with caution as ice melt can produce slippery conditions.
  • Stay on the right side of the road to give room to oncoming traffic.