Some areas north of Highway 16 in Yellowhead County are no longer under an Evacuation Order. The Town of Edson remains under an Evacuation Order. The Marlboro and Millers Lake areas and south of Highway 16 remain under evacuation order. We have confirmed that Highway 16 between Edson and Hinton is open for through traffic only. There are still check stops, and we ask that you slow down when passing them.
A few things of note as you return. Most importantly, drive safe and take your time getting back. Stagger your re-entry if possible.
Be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72-hours as there will be no emergency services or any other essential services available, as the Town of Edson is still under an Evacuation Order.
If you are not able to return home due to the evacuation order still in place in some areas of Yellowhead County you can stay at your current location, make other arrangements, or if you have nowhere to go, you can check-in at the Edson Reception Centre at the Edson and District Leisure Centre (1021 – 49 Street) to discuss accommodations.
County residents should check utilities on arrival to ensure everything is operational. If you have utility concerns, please contact your service provider as soon as possible.
Services such as grocery services, pharmacies, and gas stations should re-open as soon as possible, but residents need to be prepared for a reduction in service until staff are in place.
The ECC number is 1-833-334-4630 for any wildfire/re-entry related questions.