Those who were air-evacuated from oilsands camps north of town may be able to reunite with their vehicles by week’s end.
Shell Canada is chartering two flights to bring drivers to Shell Albian Sands to retrieve their abandoned vehicles. The company is registering drivers through a survey monkey form here.
The first flight leaves at 7 a.m. on Thursday from Calgary, while a second flight is set to leave Edmonton Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Those who register are also able to indicate that neither flight will work for them, and depending on numbers the company may charter separate flights.
RCMP will allow drivers to travel through Fort McMurray southbound, but travel northbound on Highway 63 is still restricted to essential emergency and oilsands personnel. Northbound drivers must obtain a permit at the RCMP blockade south of town.