Highway 11 had a busy long weekend as almost the entire northern corridor had been closed at one point.

On Friday afternoon a three-foot sinkhole opened between Strickland and Smooth Rock Falls, delaying traffic by two hours.

Early Sunday morning two tractor trailers collided head-on just outside of Cochrane, closing the highway for six hours.

And late Monday afternoon, forest fires broke out in an area spanning from Hearst to Longlac, with the Highway re-opening late yesterday morning.

James Bay OPP Detachment Commander Mike Pilon says it’s been a huge collaborative effort between the MTO, Hydro One and TransCanada Pipeline crews, the MNR’s fire suppression teams, local firefighters, emergency services and police.