Flooding reduces section of Highway 1 to single lane

The flooded section of highway is about halfway between Enterprise and the border. (Google Maps)

A part of Highway 1 has been washed out due to flooding.

The section of flooded highway is near kilometre 42, about halfway between Enterprise and the NWT-Alberta border.

A video posted to social media yesterday shows water rushing across a broken section of highway

The Department of Infrastructure installed a temporary bridge to allow traffic.

“The temporary bridge will remain in place until water levels subside and repairs are completed,” Agata Gutkowska, department spokesperson, in an email.

She added the department will share updates on its Twitter page.

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Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com