UPDATE: 4:15pm

A recent update from the on-site crew has stated that the Highway 11 issue will most likely continue past 6:00pm into the 7:00pm hour.

As the 4:00pm hour was reached crews estimated that roughly three more hours remain before the cleanup of the vehicles is complete.

At this time one vehicle has been removed from the ditch.

 

 

UPDATE: 11:04am

The OPP have stated that they will close Highway 11 from 11:00am through to 6:00pm at Highway 631.

Media Officer Stephanie Belec says this is being done for the public’s safety as a trailer that contains dangerous goods is being removed from the scene of a collision.

Belec says Highway 11 will be closed from Highway 631 through to Nipigon, however local traffic will be allowed about a kilometre and a half both east and west of the scene of the collision.

She also says the OPP want to remind motorists to drive carefully and expect delays once the highway is re-opened later tonight.

 

Highway 11 is closing down from Hornepayne through to Longlac.

A local caller to MyKapuskasingNow.com who wished to remain anonymous says beginning at 11:00am the highway will be closed between the two townships.

The reasoning behind the closure is the removal of two vehicles that are currently stuck in the ditch.

There is no expected timeline for the highway to open back-up at this time.

Further details are being awaited upon from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and the OPP.