Significant Traffic Disruption

The "Rise Up Hot Air Balloon Festival" at Echo dale Regional Park  is experiencing significant traffic congestion which has made the area impassable for emergency vehicles such as Fire and EMS. We appreciate your enthusiasm and don't want to discourage you from attending the event tonight. However, if possible, please enjoy the sights from afar.

The Medicine Hat Police Service has been called by the organizers to assist in traffic control. 

If you are currently in the area, please follow the directions of flag persons and police officers, and respect any traffic control barricades that are in the area.