Thursday, September 18, 2014

Highway washes out

Rainy River District OPP officers came upon a wash-out section of Highway 11 this morning, located just west of Van Drunen Road in La Vallee Township.
Heavy amounts of rain falling overnight have resulted in both lanes of the highway being completely washed out.

Traffic travelling between Fort Frances and Emo currently is being diverted to Highway 602.
The Ministry of Transportation has been notified and will be assisting with the highway closure at points.
The OPP has notified emergency personnel and Canada Border Services of the highway closure and resulting traffic diversion.
The public is asked not to call OPP Communication Centre for road closure information, but to listen to local media for updates or call 5-1-1 for road closure information.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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