Category: Traffic

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VIDEO – Highway 17 Dangerous Near Head On Crash

VIDEO – Highway 17 Dangerous Near Head On Crash

(UPSALA, ON) – Upsala is located about 144 kilometers west of Thunder Bay, down Highway 17 which is also known as the Trans-Canada Highway. In a video submitted to us by an avid reader/follower, it can be seen what kind of dangerous crap happens on the roads that drivers have to contend with. The non-divided highway...

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VIDEO – Junot Ave Road OPEN!

VIDEO – Junot Ave Road OPEN!

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – After a long wait, and what seemed even longer for residents in the area, the portion of Junot Avenue that was closed for construction, is now reopened. Construction crews closed down a portion of Junot Ave between John Street Road and Walkover so that they could tear up the whole thing...

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ROAD CLOSURE: Highway 61 for a Few Days

ROAD CLOSURE: Highway 61 for a Few Days

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – After what is alleged was an excavator on a trailer hitting a bridge that overpasses highway 61 hit, the highway is now scheduled for repairs and will be closed. The Ministry of Transportation says that Highway 61 will be closed between Broadway Ave and Neebing Avenue to all traffic starting on...

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VIDEO – Junot Ave Set to Reopen on Monday Nov 11th

VIDEO – Junot Ave Set to Reopen on Monday Nov 11th

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – After months and months of a portion of Junot Ave being closed completely between John Street and Walkover, the wait is almost over. The road, which was two lanes and basically a disaster after a horrible pavement job happened recently, is set to open on Monday, November 11th. Somehow, a bumpy...

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COLLISION: Arthur Street and 20th Side Road

COLLISION: Arthur Street and 20th Side Road

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Earlier today around 3:25 pm there was a multi vehicle collision at an intersection west of the city. Arthur Street and 20th Side Road was the location of a collision which called for the Thunder Bay Police Service and Superior North EMS to respond. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and one...

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Highway 61: SimCopter 1 Reporting Heavy Traffic Delays

Highway 61: SimCopter 1 Reporting Heavy Traffic Delays

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – UPDATE: Reports have hit our news desk that the OPP may have shut down Highway 61 between the airport and Broadway. We are working to confirm this. EARLIER: Citizens are outraged over the lengthy delays when travelling down Highway 61 south of Arthur Street this evening. One traveller contacted us and reported...

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Highway 61 Detour Today

Highway 61 Detour Today

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising that Highway 61 north of the Broadway Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Highway 61 will be closed at the Canadian National (CN) overpass bridge as OPP Technical Collision Investigators, Forensic...

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VIDEO – Highway Collisions: Why You Need To Be Aware

VIDEO – Highway Collisions: Why You Need To Be Aware

(TRAFFIC) – Driving on highways, especially when they are not divided can be dangerous. Most motorists do what they can to remain as safe as possible. Winding turns and the rise of the sun in the morning can reduce visibility to the point that conditions may become unsafe no matter what you do. Transport trucks ...

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PHOTOS – Collision Closes Off South Perimeter Highway

PHOTOS – Collision Closes Off South Perimeter Highway

(WINNIPEG, MB) – A section of the perimeter highway has been shut down by police after a serious collision has taken place. Multiple vehicles are involved in what appears to be a significant incident on the south perimeter bridge between St Mary’s and Pembina. Witnesses speculate that up to 8 vehicles may be involved in...

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Highway 17 Collision: Truck VS Moose

Highway 17 Collision: Truck VS Moose

(IGNACE, ON) – Early this morning, officers with the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call for service after a collision occurred on highway 17, west of Thunder Bay. The incident reportedly happened roughly 40 kilometers east of ignace just around Dawn. A red Dodge pick-up truck came around a bend in the highway at the...

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TRAFFIC: School Bus Involved Incident

TRAFFIC: School Bus Involved Incident

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A traffic advisory for motorists late this afternoon. A school bus appears to be on the wrong side of the road. Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service and the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue are on scene of a school bus that appears to be part way in the ditch on...

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Unsecured Load on Algoma Street

Unsecured Load on Algoma Street

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service nabbed a driver with an unsecured load. Police say that the vehicle had no straps, no tarps, tailgate down and a whole lot of loose electrical equipment. This situation could have made for a potentially dangerous situation had police not noticed it. Securing your...

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Furher Slammed with Charges After RIDE Check

Furher Slammed with Charges After RIDE Check

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Shortly after 1:00 am on September 22, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check in the Town of Rainy River. The attention of the officers at the RIDE check was drawn to a half tonne truck...

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POLICE PRESENCE: Oliver and Langworthy

POLICE PRESENCE: Oliver and Langworthy

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another police presence was felt in the north side this evening as the weekend grows older. Roughly 8 Thunder Bay Police Service cruisers responded near the intersection of Oliver and Langworthy over the midnight hour. Witneases reported that they believe the centre of the situation revolved around a vehicle that...

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Highway 17 Traffic Stop Drug Bust, Again

Highway 17 Traffic Stop Drug Bust, Again

(BALDWIN, ON) – Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had occasion to stop the same motor vehicle with the same driver twice this summer. The driver was found contravening the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), Criminal Code (CC), Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and the Cannabis Control Act 2017 (CCA 2017) in both instances. On...

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Thunder Bay Expressway and Red River Road

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Thunder Bay Expressway and Red River Road

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A busy north side intersection experienced a traffic hazard this afternoon. A REAL Concerned Citizen who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity tells us that they were concerned for the persons safety as they were seen galloping across the busy roadway. This is an all too common occurrence in...

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Section of Dawson Road to Undergo Construction

Section of Dawson Road to Undergo Construction

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The City of Thunder Bay has announced some road work being done on Dawson Road which will interrupt traffic. Below is the information they released. Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Dawson Road, between Fassina Street and Strand Avenue, will undergo road construction. Work will include asphalt resurfacing and repairs to the...

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Kenora Hit and Run Sparks Police Investigation

Kenora Hit and Run Sparks Police Investigation

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial (OPP) received a traffic complaint of suspicious vehicles at a park situated on the south side of Kenora. The complaint was reported at approximately 3:00 a.m on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Upon further investigation, police learned that a female pedestrian was struck by one...

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Semi Loses Load of Animals, Blood and Carcasses Everywhere

Semi Loses Load of Animals, Blood and Carcasses Everywhere

(WINNIPEG, MB) – A tractor trailer unit hauling some animals appears to have lost some of its load. The situation unfolded on the south perimeter highway east of Highway 59. Witnesses say there is carcasses and blood strung out all over the road. Traffic is backed up currently to St Anne’s in the eastbound lanes....

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Highway 590 Washout – Be Advised

Highway 590 Washout – Be Advised

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – 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. “Highway 590 is washed out at Cedar Creek by Boreal Road. Almost half the road...

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Tractor-Trailer Unit Nailed for Speeding Among Other Charges

Tractor-Trailer Unit Nailed for Speeding Among Other Charges

(MARATHON, ON) – Last night a member of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police detachment observed a transport speeding in a 90 km/h zone while travelling on Highway 17 near Marathon. A traffic stop was initiated and the responding officer conducted an investigation into the vehicle. The officer’s investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer unit was not...

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Roundabout Not Happening: Victoria and Ford

Roundabout Not Happening: Victoria and Ford

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The roundabout at the intersection of Victoria and Ford is not recommended after the traffic study was complete. The City’s Engineering Division concluded its traffic study in the area of the proposed roundabout at Victoria Avenue and Ford Street. Based on the results of the study, a roundabout is not recommended....

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Marathon OPP NAIL Yet Another Stunt Driving SOB

Marathon OPP NAIL Yet Another Stunt Driving SOB

(MARATHON, ON) – A member of the Marathon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police pulled over yet another highway speeder in the region. The male was clocked hitting 145 kilometres per hour in a 90 kilometre per hour zone. An officer flipped on his police lights and executed the traffic stop. The driver, who police...

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Pothole Repairs Using Cold Asphalt – Not Ideal

Pothole Repairs Using Cold Asphalt – Not Ideal

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Many people have been wondering why the state of the roads in Thunder Bay, when it comes to potholes, seems to not be improving by much. Numerous citizens have said in discussion that even when the pothole machine would come by, that days later the pothole would reappear due to the...

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Highway 11 Tractor Trailer Fire

Highway 11 Tractor Trailer Fire

(HEARST, ON) – A tractor trailer fire had highway 11 slow to a crawl this afternoon. The incident started shortly after 1:00 pm this afternoon and has some travellers stuck for up to 2 hours. Police and other first responders arrived on the scene and luckily nobody is believed to have sustained any life threatening...

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