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RMWB says River Breakup imminent

Last Updated Apr 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm MDT

PHOTO. A 2017 photo from when the Municipality officially announces river breakup. Please avoid riverbanks and shorelines. Melanie Walsh/ Afternoon Reporter.

The Municipality said this year’s River Breakup is approaching.

Ice along the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray is likely to break soon.

There is a high risk of flash flooding as a result.

The RMWB advises residents in the Lower Townsite, Waterways, and Draper to go to the Municipality’s website for updates and prepare a 72-hour emergency kit.

It also advises residents to stay away from shorelines and river banks.