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Posted on: May 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] OHV restriction lifted

OHV Restrcition Lifted

OHV restriction lifted

The off-highway vehicle restriction has been lifted for the High Level Forest Area, the Peace River Forest Area, the northwestern part of Slave Lake Forest Area and the rural areas surrounding Fort McMurray. This restriction can be phased back in if needed to address wildfire risk area-by-area. We will continue to evaluate the situation daily. 

If you choose to drive an off-highway vehicle in Alberta’s forested areas please remember:

  • OHV exhausts can get very hot, reaching temperatures of over 200 Celsius, causing debris caught near the exhaust to become superheated. This debris can potentially start a wildfire when it falls to the ground.
  • It is crucial to stop and check your OHV and the ground for any debris that may have fallen.
  • Before you ride, clean any debris that has built up near the exhaust and muffler, under the seat, in wheel wells and around the engine.
  • Always carry a small fire extinguisher, a collapsible shovel and water. These tools can help extinguish a wildfire and safely dispose of hot debris.

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