Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Load Limit Increasing To 40,000 Kg

The load limit is increasing on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road.

Vehicles weighing 40,000 kg and less can now use the road.

Those weighing more shouldn’t use the road as they could damage it causing potential safety hazards and delays.

Only essential travel should be on the road.

This includes vehicles delivering supplies to the rural hamlet and those traveling to access essential services.

Alberta Health Services is discouraging all out-of-town travel at this time as it would increase the likelihood of COVID-19 cases popping up in the community.

Meanwhile, the municipality is reminding drivers to be extra careful when using the road.

Those who don’t follow the speed limits could build a wave under the ice that can easily damage the road and break ice suddenly.

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