Weather Related Road Closures Around Thunder Bay

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December 15 2014 Weather Alerts for Thunder Bay over
December 15 2014 Weather Alerts for Thunder Bay over

December 15 2014 Weather Alerts for Thunder Bay over
December 15 2014 Weather Alerts for Thunder Bay over

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER -UPDATED – Freezing rain and freezing drizzle across the region have led to closures of highways and cancellation of school buses in the Thunder Bay region.

Weather alerts for western areas of Northwestern Ontario including Thunder Bay have ended.

UPDATE: ROAD CLOSURE: #Hwy11, between #Hearst & #Longlac remains CLOSED while clean up efforts continue,due to a collision.Expect delays.

UPDATE:ROAD CLOSURE: #Hwy527,from Hwy 11/17 junction to #Armstrong. Hwy 527 remains CLOSED due to freezing rain and poor road conditions

The OPP advise that Highway 11 is closed between Hearst and Longlac. The decision came from the OPP at 5:30AN EST Monday after an accident.

Two other highways are also closed east of Thunder Bay due to weather and poor road conditions.

Highway 527 was closed by OPP Sunday from the Highway 11/17 junction to Armstrong. That route remains closed

The OPP have also closed Highway 631 between White River and Hornepayne at about 3:30AM EST.

All Thunder Bay area rural school buses are cancelled.

December 15, 2014

Please be advised that buses have been cancelled for the day in the following areas:

DRYDEN/VERMILION BAY

IGNACE

SIOUX LOOKOUT

UPSALA (Highway Bus to Ignace only)

While the TransCanada has been salted and is wet, the side roads in the above areas are very icy. Our areas continue to be on a Weather Advisory with more freezing drizzle and temperatures expected to continue to drop. The weather advisory was lifted for Kenora and Red Lake.

Judi Green

General Manager

Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium

(Red Lake & Kenora ARE running as well as the local Upsala bus.)