Fort McMurray residents may be able to retrieve their vehicle, if it was left behind on Highway 63 or 881 during the evacuation.
Owners of vehicles left south of Fort McMurray on Highway 63, south of the 63/881 junction can call Highway 63 Towing and Recovery at 1-877-671-2717. Vehicles are being stored at the Wandering River yard, 230 kilometres north of Edmonton.
For owners who abandoned vehicles on Highway 881 or 63 north of the junction, call 310-4455. That includes vehicles left within Fort McMurray urban limits, and vehicles towed north of the town.
To claim a vehicle, the owner needs to show a driver’s licence or other ID that matches vehicle registration.
Owners need to call 310-4455 to arrange an RCMP escorted trip to the holding areas to retrieve vehicles.
Fuel will be provided for all claimed vehicles to get to the nearest gas station. There is no guarantee that vehicles are in working order.
The Province will cover costs of towing, storage and (if required) fuel. tl