Wednesday , 3 March 2021

Highway 55 at Lac La Biche temporarily closed to traffic due to flooding: Transportation

Highway 55 at Lac La Biche, between 101 Avenue and Highway 36, has been temporarily closed, said Alberta Transportation on Monday evening due to flooding concerns.

Flooding issues across Alberta have created a second local state of emergency in Fort McMurray as some are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Flooding from Peace River has also caused Highway 88, northwest of Fort Vermilion, to temporarily close.

Residents of Fort Vermilion and those travelling to High Level or the Northwest Territories are advised to use Highway 35.

Westbound lanes of Highway 16, west of Edmonton, are also temporarily closed due to a culvert failure. Traffic is being diverted to the eastbound lanes.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.