UPDATE: The ferry is now back in service.

Anyone heading through Tsiigehtchic should expect delays as ferry has been taken out of service for repairs.

A highway condition report from the GNWT released at 9:07 a.m. on July 23 said the ferry has been temporarily shut down due to mechanical issues. It will resume operation when safe to do so.

Other ferries remain open and both the Dempster and Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highways are in fair driving condition. Resurfacing work is being done on the Dempster from kilometres 44 to 62 and soft spots are being reported on the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway at kilometre 131. A section of the ITH at between kilometres 61 and 62 has failed and drivers are advised to slow down and use the detour.

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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