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Trucks to receive limited access to Saskatchewan ferry crossing

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. -- Work is underway to restore access to the Weldon Ferry, which has been shut down due to an active landslide in the area.


PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Work is underway to restore access to the Weldon Ferry, which has been shut down due to an active landslide in the area.

However, semi-trailers and multi-trailer combinations won’t initially be allowed on the new single-lane access road.

A single lane, 75 metres long and six metres wide, is being constructed to provide access to the ferry, which is used to transport agricultural products. Traffic will be limited to light vehicles and tandem trucks travelling at no more than 25 km/h when the lane opens before Labour Day.

An active landslide remains on the north bank of the South Saskatchewan River for a length of a half-kilometre. The landslide caused the highway to slump down and shift horizontally about 30 centimetres, the province announced.

The ferry is vital for farmers in the area, who use the crossing as an efficient way to get their fall harvests to market.


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