Tłı̨chǫ Winter Road - 24 Hours Notice of Closure

Due to warm weather causing overflows and degradation of portages, the Tłı̨chǫ winter road system will CLOSE for the Season tomorrow April 12th at 10:00 am.

Currently the Tłı̨chǫ Winter Road system is restricted to NIGHT TRAVEL ONLY.  No traffic is permitted on the winter road from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm.

The entire winter road system is restricted to high clearance vehicles only.

The Whatì Winter Road is open to 36,000 Kilograms Gross Vehicle Weight.  

  • Watch for sections of ponding water and overflow on Marian Lake, Rat Lake and various portages. 

The Tłı̨chǫ winter road to Gamètì is open to 20,000 Kilograms Gross Vehicle Weight. 

  • Watch for exposed rock, rough sections and overflow on entrances to portages.

The Wekweètı Winter Road is open to 15,000 kilograms Gross Vehicle Weight.

  • Please watch and slow  down for rough ice on the approach to Indin Lake.
  • Watch for overflow on lakes throughout the winter road and exposed rocks along the alignment.

Please watch for equipment working throughout the Tłı̨chǫ  winter road system.

For more information please visit https://www.inf.gov.nt.ca/en/highways or visit twitter at https://twitter.com/GNWT_INF

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