UPDATE #4: Range Road 35 from Highway 674 to Township Road 734 is also now closed due to flooding.
UPDATE #3: More roads in the County have been closed due to flooding. They include Range Road 113 from Township Road 705 to Township Road 710, Range Road 114 from Township Road 705 to Township Road 710, and Range Road 111A from Township Road 705 to Township Road 705A.
Township Road 705 has water crossing in areas so drivers are asked to use extreme caution in the area. The recommended alternate route is Township Road 720.
UPDATE #2: Another road in the County of Grande Prairie has been shut down due to flooding. Township Road 742 is now closed from Range Road 34 to Range Road 35. Range Road 73 from Township Road 721 to Township Road 722 has since been reopened.
The spring thaw has forced the closure of multiple roads in the County of Grande Prairie. Director of Public Works Dale Van Volkingburgh says the recent warm temperatures have led to water flowing over and flooding the roads.
So far, the areas affected are Range Road 73 from Township Road 721 to Township Road 722, Range Road 25 from Township Road 744 to Township Road 750, and Range Road 94 from Secondary Highway 672 to Township Road 730. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in those parts, especially at night.
Anyone who comes across an area that needs immediate attention should contact the County’s 24 hour Public Works Emergency Line at 780-532-7393.