Friday, August 1, 2014

Forest road washes out

Due to the spring thaw, a road washout has caused a culvert to fail on a forest resource road northeast of Sapawe.
The Ministry of Natural Resources closed Premier Road at Kekush Creek, about 25 km north of Highway 623, on May 9 for repairs.

It is expected to re-open around 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 traveller safety.
The public should avoid travelling on unfamiliar roads or crossing any submerged roads.
Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.
The MNR and Rainy Lake Tribal Resource Management Inc. are monitoring forest resource access roads in the area to identify hazards.
No further road issues currently are identified.
For more information or to report a new or potential road washout, contact the MNR’s Atikokan area office at 1-807-597-5025.

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