Highway 7 border crossing near Fort Liard to close to all traffic

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — March 23, 2020

The Government of the Northwest Territories advises that Highway 7, the Liard Highway, will be closed to all traffic at 5:00pm on Tuesday March 24, 2020. The highway will be closed beginning at kilometre 1 and extending to kilometre 5.

  • Emergency and enforcement vehicles are exempted from the closure
  • Drivers are advised to use Highway 1 to enter or leave the territory, which is open for limited exceptions.

    The Commissioner of the Northwest Territories has made this order under the Public Highways Act in order to support the order of the Chief Public Health Officer respecting travel into the Northwest Territories required to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Northwest Territories.

    Drivers are reminded that it is unsafe and illegal to drive on a closed highway. Please obey all traffic signs and barricades.

    For information about restrictions at all four highway border crossings, click here.


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    Government of the Northwest Territories