UPDATED: HIGHWAY COLLISION: Red River Road to Balsam Now OPEN

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – UPDATE: Highway is now open as of shortly before 12:30 pm. Westbound lanes are open and traffic control is in place.

EARLIER: Around 6:30 am this morning, officers with the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a collision.

The incident took place on the Thunder Bay Expressway A.K.A Highway 11/17 A.K.A. The Trans-Canada Highway between Red River Road and Balsam Street.

Police say that they have the highway closed off completely to traffic between Red River Road and Balsam. Injuries have not been confirmed at this point.

Detours are set up and traffic is being diverted.

Police are asking the public to use caution when travelling in the area and if at all possible, avoid the vicinity.

Reopening time is currently unknown as police and the Ministry of Transportation are investigating the situation. We are working hard to get further updates.

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