THUNDER BAY – Across the region, the Ontario Provincial Police have advised there are a number of roads that are closed.
Ontario Provincial Police have reported several washouts making several major and minor roads impassable to traffic:
- Highway 593 about 10 km from Highway 61
- Auto Road about two km west of Dawson Road
- Blakie Road at White Fish River
- Kilometre 8 on Flanders Road to Lac La Croix
The OPP said Highway 527 (8.5 km from Highway 11/17), Silver Springs Road and Two Island Lake Road off Highway 589 were washing out but still passable.
The Municipality of Neebing closed Oliver Creek Road by McCluskey; Sturgeon Bay Road from the end of the chipseal to Margaret Street; and Walker Road by CopperCliff Road.
On Fort William First Nation, all businesses are closed today at the request of Chief and Council. Roads throughout the First Nation are closed, and reports will be updated as information comes in.
For anyone travelling rural roadways, it is likely a good idea to keep a careful eye out, washouts are likely in areas where water has covered roadways.