Always important to leave Yellowknife with tanks topped up to the brim, 'cos you never know when this will happen. If you get low in a situation like this, the mine will sell you fuel to keep you alive, but it ain't cheap!
It's a good opportunity to catch up on sleep, but of course I'd rather the road closed when I was at home. Can't complain, though - as we were here with food, water, and washrooms, four trucks were stuck on a portage a few KMs down the road. Someone in front of them spun out, and by the time that truck had got moving again, the road and visibility were bad enough that the four of them couldn't even attempt to carry on. Forty hours with only what you've got in the truck for company...yikes. I always grab a goody bag of sandwhiches, cookies and juice whenever I stop just for this reason.