Accident with Two Semi-Trailers Closed Highway 11 Near Longlac

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LONGLAC, ON – NEWS – On January 23, 2019, at approximately 6:40 pm EST, members of the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Greenstone Fire Department and Superior North Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving two tractor-trailers on Highway 11, approximately 40 kilometres east of Longlac, ON.  The highway was closed until about 2:30 am EST.

One of the vehicles was hauling a load that contained a dangerous good, which rolled over as a result of the collision. One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and two occupants of a nearby residence were evacuated a precaution.

The Highway was closed in the area until a hazardous material crew can attend the scene and safely off-load the dangerous goods.  Traffic was being re-routed at Hearst, ON and at the Highway 11 and 17 junctions in Nipigon, ON.

The motor vehicle collision remains under investigation by the Greenstone OPP and anyone who has any information is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122.

For updates on the road closure, check Ontario.ca/511