Abraham Francis Ferry should be running today

Abraham Francis Ferry

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.

About the Author

Daniel MacKenzie
Returning to the airwaves after a 9 year absence, Dan MacKenzie worked as a news director in Rocky Mountain House Alberta and Thompson Manitoba. As well as a lead morning news anchor in Prince George and lead afternoon news anchor in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. As well, Dan worked the evening sports desk from 1998 to 2000 in Winnipeg. Dan did his journalism education at Red River College, completing in 1997.

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