Highway 61: SimCopter 1 Reporting Heavy Traffic Delays
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(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.

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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 that she has not made it to Broadway since passing the airport 25 minutes earlier.

Traffic is at a crawl as repair crews alternate traffic on the only lane available.

Crews are working hard to repair the bridge that crosses over Highway 61 after a vehicles cargo collided with the newly repaired bridge.

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Prepare for extended delays if you attempt to travel between the airport and the turn off for Fort William First Nation. Taking a detour through the country is highly recommended at this point.

Anyone with additional photos of the backed up traffic are asked to text them to 807-355-8917 or email them to tips@trcctb.com

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