Abraham Francis Ferry docked as Peel River levels climb

Abraham Francis Ferry Docked at Fort McPherson on Thursday. Photo Courtesy of Dept Infrastructure.

Store shelves are starting to run empty in Fort McPherson.

The Abraham Francis Ferry hasn’t been able to cross the Peel River since last Sunday due to high water levels and debris.

Merle Carpenter is the superintendent for the department of Infrastructure.

“The water is still rising at the Peel crossing where the ferry is. There is still high water and debris, going over the cable.The landings are still wet and soft, so we can’t open it yet. We’re hoping tomorrow or Saturday,” said Carpenter on Thursday afternoon.

The river continued to rise after large amounts of rain and snowfall in the mountains, followed by warm weather this week.

Water levels are up more than two metres since last weekend.

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Josh Campbell
Campbell is back as the host of the new CKLB Morning show the Breakfast Club. Before moving north in 2007, he graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program.

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