OPP news release
Highway 11 from Matheson to Cochrane OPEN
Highway 11 from Cochrane to Hearst OPEN
Highway 655 from Driftwood to Timmins OPEN
The area is still experiencing high winds and occasional whiteouts.
First of all, don’t call the OPP. The Ministry of Transportation is in charge of highway maintenance and they have the most up to date information on highway conditions in this area and across the province.
The MTO Winter Road Condition Service telephone numbers are 1-800-268- 4686.
And since we are on the topic of poor weather conditions, everyone who is traveling in this type of weather should remember to turn their headlights on so that you can be seen in poor weather.
If the weather is that bad where you have to check on the highway conditions before you leave, ask yourself if your trip can wait until the poor weather stops and driving is just a little safer for everyone.