Icebreaker expected in Iqaluit on Friday
Residents asked to stay clear of the area
Iqaluit residents are being asked to stay off the ice tomorrow, Friday, June 26, to make way for a ship set to arrive that day.
The Terry Fox, a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, will lead the MT Kitikmeot W, an oil/chemical tanker, into Iqaluit, Fisheries and Oceans Canada said in a news release.
Residents are asked to stay clear of the area tomorrow.
“It is strongly recommended that all traffic on the ice, including pedestrians, hunters, snowmobilers, and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators, avoid the area during icebreaking operations,” the release said.
“The ice may move, creating a real danger for anyone on it.”
Residents are also asked to use “extreme caution” after operations are complete, as the ice will be unstable even after the icebreaker has left.
Changes to the weather may delay the ship’s arrival.