Fort McMurray, Alberta – As part of their duties in assisting emergency operations with regards to the wildfires in Fort McMurray, the RCMP has been helping facilitate the work of essential service agencies who are preparing the community for “re-entry” next week. Traffic control and a few check-points at key locations in and around Fort McMurray are ensuring the essential service agencies are getting to where they need safely and quickly. Some areas of the municipality remain unsafe as a result of wildfire damage. At the same time, the RCMP is continues with 24 hour-a-day roving patrols throughout evacuated areas to protect the property of residents and businesses.
Police would like to thank motorists and residents for the patience and understanding they have shown during this emergency. As the process of recovering from this major event continues, the RCMP is also ensuring that the travelling public moving on Highway 63 through Fort McMurray and carrying on northward stay within the speed limits and carefully dealing with all traffic lights. Safe roads are needed for everyone whether involved in this emergency, or going about other business in the northwest of the Province of Alberta.
If you see any suspicious activity upon your return, please call 780-788-4040. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash award.