Highway Conditions

Yellowknife — March 20, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Infrastructure advises that unseasonably warm temperatures are impacting roads and ice road conditions across the Northwest Territories. Here are the latest road conditions:

 

  • The Mackenzie Valley winter road is now closed for the season.
  • The Sambaa K’e winter road – is open tonight (March 20th) from 10:00 p.m. for NIGHT TRAVEL ONLY, but will close tomorrow morning or sooner if conditions require.
  • The Wekweètı winter road will open tonight, March 20th at 10:00 PM to vehicles weighing up to 10,000 kgs.  Please watch for rough areas on the overland portages. NIGHT TRAVEL ONLY from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • The Whatì winter road is open to vehicles weighing up to 36,000 kgs. There is a reduced speed section at Km 14 on Marian Lake for approximately 1 kilometre in length. NIGHT TRAVEL ONLY from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • The Tłı̨chǫ winter road to Gamètì is open to vehicles weighing up to 15,000 kgs. NIGHT TRAVEL ONLY from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • The entire Tłı̨chǫ winter road system is on NIGHT TRAVEL ONLY from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. No daytime traffic is permitted. Please watch for slippery sections on portages and lakes.
  • The department of Infrastructure would like to remind drivers that it is unsafe and illegal to drive on a closed winter road. The fine for operating on a closed seasonal road is $863 under the Seasonal Highway Restrictions.
  • Please obey all traffic signs.
  • Motorists are advised to check the Department of Infrastructure Highway Conditions Map and Infrastructure tweets for the latest information. 

 

For more information, contact:

Kelley Ryder

Manager, Public Affairs and Communications

Infrastructure

Phone: 867-767-9082 Ext. 32025

Email: Kelley_ryder@gov.nt.ca