Tuktoyaktuk Ice Road closing for last time

Darrel Nasogaluak, Mayor of Tuktoyaktuk. Photo Credit Melinda Trochu

After fourty years of service, the ice road to Tuktoyaktuk is closing for the last time.

Celebrations are taking place today to honour the many people who have worked on the seasonal road.

Darrel Nasogaluak is the Mayor of Tuktoyaktuk.

“It will actually kick off at 3 o’clock with Tuk drummers and dancers and a performance on the ice road with the arctic ocean. And then welcoming at the Tuk ice village. and that’s going to happen at 5, followed by a feast.”

Nasogaluak says the ice road remains open until further notice.

“It will be until conditions deteriorate. It’s hard to tell. It’s based on road conditions and usually when it starts to flood they close it. It’s generally between the 20th of April and I think it was open until May 9th or 10th one time.”

The official celebration starts today at 5pm at the Kitti Hall in Tuktoyaktuk.

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Brandon Maher
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