THUNDER BAY – The winter storm that pounded Thunder Bay and much of Northwestern Ontario has moved eastward. However it has left many of the area highways closed until snow clearing efforts are completed.
As of 07:00AM the Ontario Provincial Police are reporting that Highway 17 between Shabaqua and Ignace remains closed.
Highways 102 is closed between Dawson Road and Highway 11/17
Additionally Highway 11SB is closed at Highway 11B at Atikokan;
Highway Northbound at Greenstone is closed;
Highway 17 Westbound at Marathon is closed;
Highway 11/17 Eastbound at Highway 527 is closed;
Highway 17 Eastbound in Marathon to Highway 614 is also closed.
OPP ask you check highway conditions before travelling.
You may contact the Ministry of Transportation’s 511 line.
High Winds also impacted Thunder Bay Hydro customers:
About 500 #tbay customers remain w/o power. Crews will work through night. Mainly north rural. Some restorations not expected til Sat. am.
— Thunder Bay Hydro (@ThunderBayHydro) November 19, 2016
Additionally Hydro One customers in parts of the region remain without power.