Alberta RCMP reiterates safe driving behaviours for wildfire evacuees returning home

June 27, 2019
Edmonton, Alberta

News release

Alberta RCMP have observed and taken enforcement action on motorists travelling in excess of 155 km/h on northern Alberta highways.

Fire suppression operations continue near roadways and we ask everyone to follow the posted speed limits, and to slowdown when passing vehicles parked on the side of the highway.

Alberta RCMP remind all road users that traffic safety remains a shared responsibility. Some safe driving behaviours include: turning your headlights on, respecting the posted speed limits, obeying posted road signs, staying focused on the road and following instructions provided by local authorities and emergency personnel.

While many wildfire evacuees are now able and eager to return home, our police operations continue to be focused on keeping Albertans safe.

Alberta RCMP is ensuring the safety and security of people and property on the ground by controlling access points on the highways leading into the communities affected by wildfires and putting in place the resources necessary to mitigate criminal activities such as looting.

Wildfire evacuees returning home can expect to see an increase in traffic volumes on Alberta roads and highways.

The patience and cooperation of affected people has been appreciated. During times like this, it is extremely important that residents follow instructions provided by emergency personnel.


Contact information

Cpl. Sue Harvey
High Level RCMP

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