The accessibility of Highway 93 remains in flux as officials battle the Spreading Creek wildfire in Banff National Park.
As of Monday afternoon intermittent closures were due to take place at 2 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily.
Parks Canada, together with Alberta wildfire experts, are working to contain a 6,800 hectare fire that spans from Highway 11 to the Banff park/Alberta border.
The closures take place during the hottest part of the day.
“Fire behaviour picks up during the heat of the day,” said Kim Weir, fire communications officer for Parks Canada. “We conduct the closures for visitor safety and for carrying out operations.”
The fire was caused by lightning on July 3. The fire could affect traffic flow for the next six to eight weeks.
“Things could change at any time,” Weir said.
For road information, visit www.511.ab.ca or call Alberta 511 at 5-1-1.