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Posted: 02/19/22 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody have an idea when this road typically opens? Googling gives mixed results so curious how early people have driven it. Thanks.


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We have the same trip in the planing for this year as well.
Word from buddies who used to live in Inuvik ( RCMP) and from what the NWT Hwy’s website says, is that Hwy 8 opens up “on average” the first week of June.
Hwy 8 ferry opening dates

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It doesn't close, except short term, due to weather, so I'm not sure what you're asking.


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Darryl&Rita wrote:

It doesn't close, except short term, due to weather, so I'm not sure what you're asking.

The road is closed for a couple weeks ever fall and every spring at the ferry crossings. The ferries get pulled out of the rivers in the Fall , road is then closed until enough ice has formed to build the ice roads across.
In the spring, the ice road is closed for a couple of weeks waiting for breakup, and then the ferries get put back in the rivers for the summer / fall season.
The spring time opening is around the beginning of June, there is no set date, it’s up to Mother Nature.
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