Fire Restriction in Effect (May 9)

A FIRE RESTRICTION is issued for Lamont County effective May 9, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. This restriction is due to continued dry conditions, lack of precipitation, and increased wind speeds.

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NOTICE - Road Maintenance and Flooding

Please be advised that the state of county infrastructure due to recent rain and flooding is being treated as a #1 priority; all Lamont County Public Works staff have been redirected to road & drainage maintenance duties. As a result, other Public Works programs such as dust abatement and driveway approach requests are not being performed at this time. Ratepayers can still request these services, but please be aware your request will be addressed only after priority infrastructure projects have been completed.

In response to resident concerns, Lamont County will be creating an information campaign that will include an Online Open House Q&A, where the public can ask questions about road and drainage maintenance plans/strategy and have them answered by experts such as engineers, Alberta Environment & Parks, and Lamont County staff. That will take some time to set up and get organized, so please watch this page and our website for updates.

As we work to repair and open roads, please be aware that there may still be rough spots and soft spots depending on the amount and weight of the traffic. Conditions can change abruptly at any given location especially with heavy, large farm equipment. It is essential that everyone obey all road closure signs and barriers for their safety. Lamont County will be enforcing LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY on CLOSED roads. Caution is required on all Lamont County roads at this time. Anyone found not complying with road closures can be charged $243 for failure to obey a traffic control device. Anyone found responsible for damaging signs or barricades can be charged with criminal mischief and will be required to appear in court and pay restitution.

If you find a county road in need of maintenance due to flooding or washout, please contact Public Works at 780-895-2547, or make an Online Report.