Ontario Provincial Police are advising that the northbound lanes on Highway 11, south of the Seymour Street intersection are now open.
The highway was closed for some time between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday morning after what witnesses are calling a “multi-vehicle accident,” including one vehicle that rolled over. Police report that four vehicles were involved in the accident and there were injuries at the scene, but the severity of those injuries is not known.
The accident occurred during the morning commute causing many motorists to attempt to U-turn to detour around the blocked highway. That stretch of Highway 11 is under construction and is currently configured as a two-lane highway with traffic travelling in both directions.
Commuters who managed to turn around and head back south to access tLakeshore Drive added to the usual amount of morning traffic. To compound traffic problems, the Lakeshore overpass is down to one lane today as crews pour concrete on the deck of the bridge. Listeners of Moose FM have been calling in saying that the traffic on Lakeshore Drive is backed up several blocks, past Gertrude Street from the under-construction overpass.
Mynorthbaynow.com will update this story as more details become available.