Tuktoyaktuk Road is the ice road in the world

Residents Luvik city and villagers Tuktoyak has long been accustomed to the fact that the road between the settlements appears only in the winter. This is because only in the winter completely frozen Mackenzie River and thus forms the famous road Tuktoyaktuk Road. This road has received status of the ice road in the world, the ice thickness often exceeds 2 meters.

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Tuktoyak village is the northernmost village of the country, it is located far above the Arctic Circle. It is noteworthy that Taktoruktuk – it is an official road, for which in the winter are constantly monitoring the special road service. They are prepared for the operation and given permission to start using this road. For road condition have to watch day and night, because the thickness of the ice is constantly changing.

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Though here and are continuously monitored, accidents happen here regularly. Snow drifts, huge cracks in the ice and polar blizzards constantly lurk inattentive drivers. Besides McKenzie River, the road runs through part of the Beaufort Sea. It operates the road from December to early April, and in the rest of the year on the road, you can only travel by boat or plane.

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During the summer the river water forms on earth amazing patterns. Part of the river divorce resemble spotted Lake Spotted Lake. But, unfortunately, this road would live not too long. Currently, the works on the construction of a special bridge, which will replace the winter road to Tuktoyaktuk.

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But still the question remains as to be carried huge loads that transported winter 50 ton tracks. But on the unfinished bridge, highway and ice continues to delight the eye with their beauty and harshness. Visit the street themselves, and see for yourself in all that talk about it.

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