It has been a tough week for the residents of Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic.
That, of course due to the closure of the Abraham Francis Ferry at the Peel River.
However, it looks like relief is on its way and the ferry will be operational later today.
Those people rely on the Abraham Francis Ferry, which crosses the Peel River in the western
region of the Mackenzie Delta. The ferry transports goods , such as food and other items like toiletries to
supply the stores in Tsiighehtchic and Fort McPherson.
The issue began at the beginning of this week. Merle Carpenter, with the Department of Infrastructure
for the GNWT says mother nature started the process. Heavy rains in the region and a lot of snowfall in the mountains
to a close proximity west from the Peel River caused a rapid rise in water levels.
In fact, the water levels were two metres higher than normal and a lot of debris was in the river near the ferry site.
Carpenter expects the work to be done later today and the Abraham Francis Ferry to be open between 6 and 8pm this evening.