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Highway 11 north closing for eight hours Thursday as transport pulled from lake

Part of Highway 11 from North Bay to Temiskaming shores is scheduled to be closed on Thursday from 8 4 p.m.

That transport that plunged into Angus Lake will cause a major disruption for travellers Thursday.

Highway 11 from North Bay to Temiskaming Shores is scheduled to be closed that day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....approximately eight hours, while tow trucks try to fish it from the water according to the Temagami Facebook page.

The accident occurred Sunday morning, shortly before 7 near Rabbit Lake Road, south of Temagami. 

See: Updated with charge: Transport goes into Angus Lake

The tractor-trailer had been travelling southbound on Highway 11, and the driver lost control and ended up in Angus Lake. 

The highway had to be closed in both directions as a result of live hydro lines that were on the roadway. 

Simranjeet Sandhu, 39, of Brampton, is charged with:

  • Fail to drive in the marked lane

It's not clear at this point, how much of the highway will have to be closed to traffic.

BayToday reached out to the OPP but has not yet received a response.


Jeff Turl

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