Due to record-high temperatures, Tlicho winter roads are only open for travel at night.
The Department of Infrastructure says travel is only allowed on the roads between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. due to warmer temperatures. The Wekweeti winter road is still under construction, the department says it may open late next week.
The Mackenzie Valley winter road is also only open for nighttime travel, and travelers should expect delays as crews work on the Oscar Creek snow fill at kilometre 1054. The road is expected to close for the season on March 21st.
The #Tłı̨chǫ winter road system is open for night travel only (10p-10a) due to warmer temperatures. The #Wekweètı winter road is currently under construction and may open late next week. Please visit our highway conditions page for up-to-date information: https://t.co/mJr6nQkgw8
— GNWT/GTNO Infrastructure (@GNWT_INF) March 18, 2019
The Tlicho government is warning travellers to use extra caution and watch for equipment working on the winter roads this week. “Higher temperatures will likely cause slippery conditions on lakes and portages.”
Up-to-date road conditions are available here.