Gatineau Park entrances briefly closed as site visitors exceeds capability


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Sections of Gatineau Park are briefly closed Sunday and a number of other entrances have been blocked off as automobile site visitors has overwhelmed capability on the community of roads, parkways and trails.

Police have blocked entry to parkways on the Boulevard des Allumettières entrance and on the intersection of Fortune Lake Parkway and Dunlop Highway, based on the Nationwide Capital Fee.

The NCC requested guests to take a special exit from Freeway 5 as site visitors has bottlenecked on Outdated Chelsea Highway. Officers are asking guests to make use of Exit 13 from Freeway 5 as a substitute to entry the Gatineau Park guests’ centre.

MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais police despatched a tweet Sunday afternoon exhibiting a site visitors jam clogging the streets of the small village of Chelsea.

“Don’t overlook that since in the present day, October 11, the MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais and town of Gatineau are in pink alert mode… Keep away from non-essential journey. So transferring round to go see the leaves shouldn’t be a necessary transfer,” police mentioned within the tweet.

The NCC alerted residents to a number of car parking zone closures earlier Sunday as guests take within the “Fall Rhapsody” occasion. The Mackenzie-King Property, one of many park’s hottest points of interest, was stuffed to capability earlier than 11 a.m. All three heaps round Meech Lake have been full by 10 a.m.

The NCC introduced at midday that parking heaps across the Luskville Falls have been full, and at 12:30 the Pink Lake car parking zone reached capability.

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