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RMWB Declares River Breakup

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
RMWB Declares River Breakup

Athabasca Bridge // photo via RMWB

River breakup had been declared.

The RMWB says this means ice jams along the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers no longer create a flood risk.
As of 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, remaining ice in the Athabasca is now downstream of the entrance to Clearwater River.

River breakup season began on April 7 and lasted longer than past years because of the cooler weather keeping the jam in place.

The municipality is advising residents to avoid river banks and shorelines as they remain a danger.

You can prepare yourself and your family by building a 72-hour kit and emergency plan for your home.

For more information head to the RMWB’s website.

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