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.
#Hwy11 now OPEN 40 km east of #Longlac – clean up crews remain on scene – please proceed with caution in the area ^bf https://t.co/jGEb6nCiOV
— OPP NorthWest Region (@OPP_NWR) January 24, 2019
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