Ice roads to Dettah and Tulita now open

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A photo of the Dettah ice road in 2019. The road officially opened for the season on Dec. 24, 2021. (Steve Silva/CBC - image credit)
A photo of the Dettah ice road in 2019. The road officially opened for the season on Dec. 24, 2021. (Steve Silva/CBC - image credit)

Two popular ice roads in the N.W.T. officially opened on Friday.

The N.W.T. Department of Infrastructure tweeted at 10:22 a.m. the Mackenzie River ice road at Tulita opened to vehicles weighing 5,000 kilograms or less.

The Mackenzie River ice road connects the Sahtú to the Dehcho.

The Dettah ice road will open to vehicles up to 5,000 kilograms, the Department of Infrastructure announced.

Its opening gives commuters from the community an alternative, and quicker, route to Yellowknife.

The start of Dettah ice road season matches the 20-year average of Dec. 24 being opening day, according to the Department of Infrastructure website.

The Mackenzie River ice road at Tulita nearly matched it's 20-year average, with Dec. 25 being the typical opening day.

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