Weather/Roads

Hwy 129 – OPEN

Jun 9, 2017 @ 14:35 Without any fanfare or OPP press releases Highway 129 was opened at 2 p.m. Notification was made only via a tweet “Ouverte: #Chapleau: #RTE129 – #RTE667 à #RTE101 Sud Jct, voie en direction Nord & l’accotement , toutes les voies sont ouvertes. #ONRtes“. One lane had been opened at 12:15 p.m. Highway 129 had been closed for ...

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Highway 129 CLOSED due to Flooding – UPDATE 10:50 a.m.

Jun 5, 2017 @ 10:53 – The Chapleau Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have issued a press release advising that Highway 129 will be closed for an estimated two days because of a culvert collapse at Poulin Creek. Editor’s Note –  Poulin Creek is just south of the Highway 129/101 Junction. This culvert collapse and replacement will prevent travellers taking 129 ...

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OPP & MTO – Construction Season is underway

May 24, 2017 @ 10:59   This year the MTO is reporting in excess of 200 construction projects in Ontario. These projects consist of highway expansions, bridge replacements and road maintenance which may result in road closures, reduced lanes, lane realignments and reduced speed limits. When travelling, drivers should be prepared to possible delays in construction zones. Speeds are reduced in ...

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EC – Freezing Rain Warning in Effect UPDATE 3:13 pm

May 18, 2017 @ 15:13 At 2:45 p.m. Environment Canada ended the Freezing Rain Warning for White River and Wawa.   May 18, 2017 @ 11:21   11:08 AM EDT Thursday 18 May 2017 Freezing rain warning in effect for:   Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake Gogama – Foleyet Freezing rain is expected ...

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EC – Freezing Rain Warning

5:17 AM EDT Thursday 18 May 2017 Freezing rain warning in effect for: Wawa – Pukaskwa Park White River – Dubreuilville Freezing rain is expected or occurring. Freezing rain is expected to develop late this morning or this afternoon. Freezing rain will last for a few hours before changing to snow late this afternoon or early this evening. Ice pellets ...

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Thursday Morning News – May 18

May 18, 2017 @ 07:23 Weather – it is a cold, wet, dreary kind of day. Environment Canada’s forecast doesn’t make it any better. “Periods of rain changing to periods of ice pellets then changing to periods of freezing rain mixed with ice pellets near noon and ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. ...

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EC – Rain to Continue

May 17, 2017 @ 07:07 Special weather statement for northern ontario Updated by Environment Canada at 5:17 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 17 may 2017. ——————————————————————— Special weather statement for:       Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa       Agawa – Lake Superior Park       Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay       Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls       Chapleau – Gogama       Kirkland Lake – New ...

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Significant Rainfall Expected

May 16, 2017 @ 17:38   SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 4:21 P.M. EDT TUESDAY 16 MAY 2017. ——————————————————————— SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR: =NEW= WAWA – WHITE RIVER – PUKASKWA =NEW= AGAWA – LAKE SUPERIOR PARK =NEW= TIMMINS – COCHRANE – IROQUOIS FALLS =NEW= CHAPLEAU – MISSINAIBI LAKE. ——————————————————————— ==DISCUSSION== TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP ...

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Hwy 17 OPEN (West of Blind River) – UPDATE 12:02

May 7, 2017 @ 12:02 At 11:56 OPP tweeted that Highway 17 was open.   May 7, 2017 @ 11:45 Reports from travelers are that Highway 17 is now open. Traffic is moving.   May 7, 2017 @ 10:27 On May 7, 2017, shortly after 4:00 a.m., the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) and the Algoma District Paramedic Service responded ...

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SE OPP – Hwy 631 OPEN

Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advised at 12:02 p.m. that Highway 631 between Hornepayne and White River was re-opened at 11:55 hr. The highway opening was delayed to facilitate the safe removal of two transports in the ditch 20 and 25 kilometres south of Hornepayne.   May 2, 2017 @ 08:19 The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is ...

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Road Conditions – May 2 UPDATED 5:43

May 2, 2017 @ 05:43 The road conditions were updated at 5:32 a.m. Last updated: 2017-05-02 – early morning report Northeastern (file generated at 5:32 AM) 101 Highway 651 to Wawa snow coveredPoor visibility. 17-05-02 5:11 651 Highway 101 to Missinabi partly snow covered 17-05-02 5:22 547 Highway 101 to Hawk Junction snow coveredPoor visibility. 17-05-02 5:11 17 Sault Saint ...

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HWY 631 CLOSED (White River to Hornepayne) 00:51

May 2, 2017 @ 00:51 Ontario511 is reporting that Highway 631 is closed from White River to Hornepayne.   May 2, 2017 @ 00:44 OPP have tweeted that Hwy 17 is closed between White River and Hornepayne. Hwy 17 doesn’t run between those two communities. This must be an error – will tweet them.     OPP have issued a ...

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