Hwy 69 Remains Open despite Smoke Levels

Aug 1, 2018 @ 18:32

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is on scene supporting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) in relation to Parry Sound Fire 33 by ensuring public safety and assisting with evacuations.

The OPP is monitoring the smoke levels on Highway 69 and is reminding the public to slow down and turn on head and tail lights when traveling through smoky areas to increase visibility. Highway 69 remains open at this time.

For updates on highway conditions, including closures, please call 5-1-1 or visit online resources at: https://511on.ca/

All fire related inquiries should be directed to the MNRF.

For the most up-to-date information on the fire, please visit www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires or call 705-564-6165. For media inquiries related to the fire please call 705-564-6156.