Canmore RCMP respond to wildfire on Hwy 1 near Dead Man’s Flats off-ramp – Update 6

Canmore, Alta. – (Sunday, August 15, 2021 3:01 PM) Both lanes eastbound on Highway 1, near Dead Man’s Flats, have resumed travel at a reduced speed. Highway 1 westbound remains open. Emergency crews continue to work in the area and respond to the fire.

It is recommended to adjust driving conditions accordingly, as smoke may affect visibility.

An update will be provided when available.

Background:

Aug. 14, 2021

Canmore RCMP respond to wildfire on Hwy 1 near Dead Man’s Flats off-ramp – Update 5

Canmore, Alta. – Access to Dead Man’s Flat off-ramp has resumed to normal.

Highway 1 eastbound continues to be restricted to one lane, at a reduced speed, while emergency crews continue to occupy the other eastbound lane. Highway 1 westbound remains open.

It is recommended to adjust driving conditions accordingly, as smoke may affect visibility.

An update will be provided when available.

Canmore, Alberta – (Sat, Aug 14, 10:33 AM) The eastbound off-ramp from Dead Man’s Flat onto Highway 1 has restricted access until further notice. For travel from the ridge of Dead Man’s Flats, eastbound access to Highway 1 is anticipated to be closed for several hours while emergency crews continue their investigation. The public is asked to avoid this location and use an alternate access point in order to travel onto Highway 1.

Highway 1 eastbound is restricted to one lane, as emergency crews continue to work using the other eastbound lane.

Highway 1 westbound is open.

It is recommended to adjust driving conditions accordingly, as smoke may affect visibility.

An update will be provided when available.

Background:

Aug. 13, 2021

Correction – Canmore RCMP respond to wildfire on Hwy 1 near Dead Man’s Flats off-ramp – Update 3

Canmore, Alta. – Highway 1 eastbound is restricted to one lane, as emergency crews continue to work using the other eastbound lane.

Highway 1 westbound is open.

It is recommended to adjust driving conditions accordingly, as smoke may affect visibility.

An update will be provided when available.

Aug. 13, 2021

Canmore RCMP respond to wildfire on Hwy 1 near Dead Man’s Flats off-ramp – traffic rerouted – Update 2

Canmore, Alta. – Emergency crews continue working on scene. Highway 1 eastbound has resumed travel. Highway 1 westbound is restricted to one lane, as emergency crews are using the other westbound lane to continue their response to the fire.

The smoke is heavy, so it is recommended to exercise caution and adjust driving conditions for any travel in this area.

Preliminary investigation reveals it was a brush fire. Canmore RCMP investigation is ongoing.

An update will be provided when available.

Aug. 13, 2021

Canmore RCMP respond to wildfire on Hwy 1 near Dead Man’s Flats off-ramp – traffic rerouted – Update 1

Canmore, Alta. – Highway 1, westbound is now blocked at this location. Traffic is asked to detour along Highway 1A until further notice.

Highway 1, eastbound continues to be blocked from Bow Valley Trail to Highway 1x. The public is asked to avoid the area.

Multiple RCMP detachments, fire departments, both on ground and in air, are continuing to work on this wildfire.

An update will be provided when available.

Aug. 13, 2021

Canmore RCMP respond to wildfire on Hwy 1 near Dead Man’s Flats off-ramp

Canmore, Alta. – On Aug. 13, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Canmore RCMP received a report of a possible grassfire. Multiple RCMP detachments, fire departments, both on ground and in air, are working on scene to control the wildfire and to ensure public safety.

Highway 1, eastbound is blocked from Bow Valley Trail to Highway 1x. The public is asked to avoid the area.

Canmore RCMP investigation is ongoing.

There is no other information available at this time. An update will be provided when available.

Canmore RCMP



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