FORT FRANCES – The Ministry of Natural Resources advises that, due to the spring thaw, a road washout has caused a culvert to fail on a forest resource road 24 kilometres northeast of Sapawe and 51 kilometres northeast of Atikokan, in Fort Frances district.
The Ministry closed Premier Road at Kekush Creek, 24 kilometres north of Hwy 623, on May 9 for repairs. It is expected to reopen on approximately May 23.
The public is asked to exercise caution when travelling on these roads.
Water on the road, washouts and heavy rutting pose a risk to traveler safety. The public should avoid traveling on unfamiliar roads or crossing any submerged roads.
Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.
The Ministry and Rainy Lake Tribal Resource Management Inc. are monitoring forest resource access roads in the area to identify hazards. No further road issues are currently identified.
For more information or to report a new or potential road washout, please contact the ministry’s Atikokan area office at 807-597-5025.