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Evacuated Powassan families return home after transport accident

Families that were evacuated from their homes near Powassan yesterday afternoon have been allowed to return. The order was lifted around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Families that were evacuated from their homes near Powassan yesterday afternoon have been allowed to return.

The order was lifted around 9 p.m. Thursday.

OPP ordered people out of a 1 km radius of a transport accident that had spilled diesel fuel onto Highway 11 northbound just before noon. All lanes north and south were closed between McCharles Line-Pinetree Way-Main St. in Powassan and Peever Line-Golf Course Line-Pinetree Way.

Police say no one was injured in the single commercial motor vehicle accident. A detour was in place.on Highway 534.