The Dempster Highway is the only year-round road that connects Inuvik to the southern part of Canada, running from Dawson City, Yukon, into the Northwest Territories, and then north all the way to Inuvik -- about 740 km (460 miles). It is not possible to exaggerate how important that road is for our daily life here, as the only other way to get people or stuff into town is by air.
We are now in "freeze-up" time. This week the ferries were decommissioned and now we're waiting for the river to freeze completely so cars and trucks can drive across the river.
Below is the highway status from the Government of the Northwest Territories.
What a lot of people do (myself included) is stock up on as much food as we can. The issue is not just that prices go up (which is annoying enough, as food prices are already high!). The worst-case scenario is that you just can't find milk or meat in any store around town!
So in my freezer is extra milk, beef (steak, ground, stewing, stir-fry), chicken (legs, thighs, strips), ice cream, and whatever else I could fit in there!