Black Ice Closes Trans-Canada near Kenora

Highway 17 - Trans-Canada Highway currently closed due to black ice
Highway 17 - Trans-Canada Highway currently closed due to black ice

Highway 17 - Trans-Canada Highway currently closed due to black ice
Highway 17 – Trans-Canada Highway currently closed due to black ice

Highway 17 Closed

KENORA – The OPP are reporting that black ice on the Trans-Canada highway between Kenora and Vermillion Bay has caused several accidents.

Fourteen transport trucks are off the roadway, according to police reports. The accident has highway closed right now, injuries are minor so far.

There is light snow falling in Kenora right now. The roadway will be closed while the roadway is cleared.

Motorists can take Highway 71 and Highway 11 From Kenora.

Motorists can take Highway 11 and 71 from Thunder Bay 

Winter Weather Conditions

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public that the unpredictable winter weather conditions are quickly approaching.  Always drive according to the weather and road conditions.  Consider delaying your trip or pulling safely, completely off the road and wait for conditions to improve. 

Extreme weather conditions may result in road closures. 

Ontario 511 telephone number is part of a North American traveller service offering 24/7 bilingual information on winter road conditions, closures, construction information and so much more. 

511 is a resource to commuters and travellers who can require information prior to departure or while enroute.  You can obtain locations of carpool lots, high occupancy vehicle lanes, service centres, provincial parks, rest areas, ferry services, or tourist information centres. 

511 uses voice recognition technology to meet the requirements of hands-free legislation in Ontario, as well as back-up touch tone service and zero out option to assist Ontarians with disabilities. 

Ontario 511 is also effective to communicate critical information to the public when emergencies or events arise.  511 will lead to reduced congestion and improvements in safety if we remember to check travel conditions prior to leaving. 

Call 511 or visit www.ontario.ca/511

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