Warmer weather washing out ice roads in northern Prairies

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Warm weather in northern Saskatchewan is preventing locals from building ice roads and preventing supplies from being trucked into the region.

This is what can happen when
ice roads aren’t too secure

The vice-chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council told the Prince Albert Herald it’s been difficult to maintain ice roads across Wollaston Lake and the Fond du Lac First Nation.

The communities have run out of fuel and are currently having to fly in 45-gallon drums of it into their communities, the Herald reports.

Deranger says the communities may eventually run out of food and groceries, and may not be able to afford the high cost of air transportation for resupplies.

Several First Nation communities in northern Manitoba are in the same situation, according to the Herald.

Deranger called upon the federal government to assist in the cost of additional freight transportation charges.

— from the Prince Albert Herald

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