December 30, 2020 – Update Highway 11/17 Now Open East of Thunder Bay

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Emergency Road Closure

Thunder Bay – The OPP have reported on the fatal motor vehicle accident on Highway 11/17 near Pearl.

The highway is now open.


Earlier the highway was closed in both directions at the #5 Road South due to a serious two vehicle accident.

Fire crews, a number of ambulances including the Orange Air Ambulance have responded as well as the Ontario Provincial Police.

We are getting reports that this closure will be for a while, as OPP are investigating the accident. It is currently estimated that it could be after 8:00 PM EST before the highway can be re-opened.

Shuniah Fire Rescue which was on the scene has tweeted they have cleared the scene.

The highway has been closed by the OPP and an investigation is underway.

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