The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road is temporarily closing due to the current warm weather.
The unusually high temperatures are causing ice to melt, specifically around the east crossing over the Des Rocher River.
The RMWB says reopening the road is their top priority, however, they don’t have a timeline on when they can do so safely.
When it does reopen, only essential travel should be on the road.
This includes vehicles delivering supplies to the rural hamlet and those traveling to access essential services.