22 thoughts on “The Ice Road Cometh, Part II”

    1. It’s only about 7km across an arm of the lake between Yellowknife and the hamlet of Dettah. It’s unlikely you would be stranded there for long. Up here, there’s a practise of stopping to check on people. It does feel a bit weird though, driving on a frozen lake!

  1. Looks cool, real cooooool. Do you use ice tires on it? Ha Ha. Reference is likely to the 1939 Eugene O’neill play, The Iceman Cometh. The story line in that one sounds scary too. Happy Wednesday Lynette. Allan

    1. Hahaha. 🙂 No ice tires for me, just cold ones. 😉

      You win the virtual prize Turkey! 👏 🦃 O’Neill’s plays all feature rather desperate people, but I just wanted to reference the ice angle. 🙂

    1. The ice roads featured in that show are much further north and used only by the big mining companies for hauling supplies and mining products, so you wouldn’t find ordinary travellers using those.

      The one in this photo is regularly used as a winter shortcut and is actually a public road. The land road connecting the two communities goes around the lake and is a lot longer. The big public ice highways are starting to disappear though; better engineering is leading to solving the issues around dealing with bogs and muskeg.

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