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Use Caution On Crown Land Roads In The Northwest

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Use Caution On Crown Land Roads In The Northwest

Road Conditions Can Change Quickly

The Ministry of Natural Resources cautions travellers of the danger of potential washouts and flooded sections on Crown land roads in northwestern Ontario.

Spring run-off from melting snow and significant rain may cause wash-outs on off-highway roads and result in road closures.  Barricades and signs will mark closures and known hazards on Crown land roads.  Roads with soft sections and erosion may remain open to traffic and may be marked for use with caution.


• Always use caution when travelling on Crown land roads.  Stay alert and be prepared to react to the unexpected, such as large vehicles, wildlife or rough surfaces.
• Use seatbelts when travelling and keep your headlights on at all times.
• Drive at a safe speed that reflects the road conditions, and always tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
• Check the weather forecast - severe weather often results in deteriorating road conditions.

Quick Facts

  • The public is encouraged to report road hazards and washouts to the local district ministry office.
  • Crown land roads in the Atikokan area which are currently closed include Stanton Bay Road, Camp 111 Road and East Pinecone Road. Other forest roads in the area are experiencing soft sections and erosion, but remain open and are marked for use with caution.

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