Weather/Roads

OPP investigate Fatal Collision between Tractor Trailer and SUV west of Marathon

Jul 31, 2019 @ 11:11 – UPDATE Road Closure: #Hwy17 between #Marathon and #TerraceBay – Highway now alternating traffic through. Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:42 – On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at approximately 21:45 pm, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision (MVC), involving a tractor-trailer unit (TTU) and an SUV ...

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Thunderstorm Warning

11:30 PM EDT Monday 15 July 2019 Severe thunderstorm watch ended for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville     11:24 PM EDT Monday 15 July 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning ended for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville 10:59 PM EDT Monday 15 July 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White ...

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SSM OPP – Hwy 17 Closed to investigate Fatal Collision (Detour in Place)

On July 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Batchewana Police Service, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 17 between Highway 552 and Pineshores Road in Goulais Township. Preliminary investigation has determined that a motorcycle struck the rear ...

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Lake Superior Remain Above Record High Water Levels

Wet conditions continued across the Lake Michigan-Huron basin in June and resulted in water levels rising to record highs by the end of the month. Conditions were relatively drier in the Lake Superior basin, but Lake Superior remains above record high water levels for this time of year. As a result, there is a much-increased risk of shoreline erosion, lakeshore ...

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Highway 590 CLOSED – washout

Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising that Highway 590 is closed between Boreal Road and Adrian Lake Road due to a washout. An update will be provided as it becomes available.

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Sultan Road remains Closed due to Culvert Washout

      Wawa-news reported yesterday afternoon at 4:30 that reports were that the Sultan Road was impassable due to a culvert that had washed out in the rain. That was confirmed by EACOM Timber Corporation that at KM 69 the road has washed away. This morning EACOM Timber Corporation advises that their staff are on their way to assess ...

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Rainfall Warning continues Southeast of Wawa

A Rainfall Warning is in effect for: •    Agawa – Lake Superior Park •    Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay – Searchmont •    Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island •    Blind River – Thessalon •    Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Rain, at times heavy, continues. Heavy rainfall will continue today and into tonight. Total rainfall amounts near 50 ...

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Mattagami First Nation Declares State of Emergency

Mattagami First Nation Emergency Management has declared a State of Emergency as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday Evening, June 9th, 2019 for Preventative Precautionary Measures to ensure all Community Members are safe. TIM002 Fire is approximately 2,500 hectares. Smoke is visible and power interruption is possible. People on the evacuation list at this time will be people with illness; the elderly, parents ...

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TIM002 UPDATE – June 9

Timmins Forest Fire 2 (referred to as TIM002) was confirmed on June 6, 2019. This evening, June 9, 2019, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) estimated TIM002 to be 6,000 hectares. The fire is approximately 4 kilometres west of the community of Gogama, and burning on the west side of Highway 144, running parallel to the roadway. It’s ...

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Rainfall Warning

2:46 PM EDT Sunday 09 June 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Agawa – Lake Superior Park Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the ...

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Private Member’s Bill to Improve winter driving along Hwy 11 & 17 Corridors

NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin held a press conference at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that will improve maintenance standards and make winter driving safer on northern Ontario’s main Highways 11 and 17. Bourgouin, MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, was joined by representatives from northern communities and businesses who said improving winter road maintenance in Northern Ontario is urgently needed. “Too ...

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Fatal Collision Closes Hwy 17 west of Nairn Centre

On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 1:39 p.m., members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Nairn-Hyman Fire Department, the Baldwin Fire Department and the Lively Fire Department, responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 17 in Nairn Township, Ontario, approximately 10 kilometers west of ...

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Frost Advisory – Pukaskwa Park to St. Joseph Island

11:20 AM EDT Sunday 02 June 2019 Frost advisory in effect for: Pukaskwa Park White River Dubreuilville Wawa Lake Superior Park Agawa Montreal River Harbour Batchawana Bay Searchmont Sault Ste. Marie St. Joseph Island Frost tonight. Temperatures will fall to near or below the freezing mark tonight into Monday morning. Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees. Frost ...

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Ontario NDP tables motion to declare climate emergency in Ontario

The Ontario NDP has introduced a motion to declare a climate emergency in Ontario. “Climate change is no longer only about our climate future. It is an imminent emergency. It is happening now,” said Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath. “Ontarians are already witnessing the devastating consequences of climate change first hand. We have seen this in Bracebridge, Ottawa, and in ...

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Rain at times Heavy & some Snow is expected

12:19 AM EDT Thursday 09 May 2019 Rainfall warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Rain at time heavy and some wet snow today. A strong low pressure system will track over Northeastern Ontario today. Rain or snow ahead of this system will continue early today before tapering to scattered showers or drizzle tonight into ...

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