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Fire evacuees allowed limited access to Quebec Cree communities – CBC

Jul 19, 2023

Conditions remain precarious and many roads remain closed’

Weather, smoke and fire conditions have improved enough in northern Quebec for restricted access to the Billy Diamond Highway, officials say.

The highway, which is a main road link to northern Quebec, is open until 6 p.m. Wednesday for residents returning home, essential services and people traveling for humanitarian reasons.

“As conditions can change quickly, people are asked to exercise extreme caution when traveling,” said a release from the Cree Nation Government and the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government.

“Conditions remain precarious and many roads remain closed.”

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