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Highway 103 set to partially re-open after long closure

By Steve MacArthur Jun 8, 2023 | 6:45 AM

A section of Highway 103 that’s been closed for more than a week due to wildfires is set to partially re-open.

The highway between exits 27 and 30 will allow transport trucks (at least 14,000 kilograms) and health care staff to pass through between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Outside of those hours it will be closed to everyone except emergency vehicles.

“Reopening the highway is a priority to support emergency and essential workers and to help communities in the evacuation zone prepare for returning residents. At this time, it is not intended for general public use,” said Public Works Minister Kim Masland. “I want to thank firefighters and heavy equipment operators for their exceptional efforts to secure Highway 103, making it passable for those who need it.”

The province is working to re-open the highway in phases.

Anyone allowed through will be escorted, so drivers are asked to expect delays of an hour or more.


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