Lighter vehicles get green light to visit winter road to Fort Chipewyan

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A lone vehicle heads north on the Fort Chipewyan winter road on Friday, February 9, 2018. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network


As of noon, the 200 kilometres of winter road between Fort Fort and McMurray Chipewyan has opened to light traffic.

Currently, the wintertime road is open for vehicles weighing 5,000 kg or less. At this true point, the municipality says heavier vehicles might lead to damage to the street, causing possible safety traffic and hazards delays.

Heavier vehicles should be able to travel across the winter road after the ice thickness includes a possiblity to increase.

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The opening comes one;s opening on Dec. 15, 2017.

There can be an advisory for motorists regarding a steep ramp 32 kilometres south of Fort Chipewyan and that only vehicles built with 4×4 capabilities ought to be driven on the highway.

Drivers are asked to obey all signs, watch out for workers and equipment across the side of the street and decelerate to 30 km/h when passing any work areas and equipment.

Drivers are reminded that between Fort Fort and McMurray Chipewyan you can find no regular road patrol, gas cell or stations phone coverage. Those travelling across the winter road ought to be prepared for the chance of a crisis always.