Another winter road is open in the Northwest Territories.
The Tłı̨chǫ winter road to Whatı̀ has opened the afternoon of February 8th at 2:00 p.m. for vehicles weighing up to 8,000 kilograms (gross vehicle weight). The GNWT has informed the public to watch for depressions in the ice on Marian Lake at Kilometre 23 and Kilometre 25 in the Southbound Lane. It says heavy equipment is working between Kilometre 43 and Kilometre 54 in the Rat Lake Area and that drivers need to keep an extra eye in that area. The GNWT also warns of soft spots along edges on portages and reminds the public that the speed limit throughuot the winter road is 50 km/h.
The winter roads to Gamètı̀ and Wekweètı̀ are currently under construction.