UPDATE (7:35 a.m. September 11th) – MTO Tweeted this update
UPDATE (5:36 p.m. September 10) – 5:00 p.m. from Algoma Power, Update on #outage in Goulais River. Crews are working. estimated restoration time approx. 6:30pm
UPDATE (4:20 p.m. September 10) – photo from facebook, Tyson Breckenridge
UPDATE (2:45 p.m. September 10) – From Goulais Fire & Rescue at 2:30 p.m.
“Heavy rains moved through the central Goulais area this morning, causing creeks and ditches to overflow. Several area roads were flooded and sustained damage. Here is what we know right now. To our knowledge traffic is still moving in all areas.
Highway 17 near Anderson Road is clear of water but the shoulders have been eroded. Use caution as traffic is moving slow.
Highway 17 at the Goulais River Bridge is reduced to one lane and there are crews directing traffic. The shoulder and part of the southbound lane has washed out.
Highway 552 East near Goulais Truck & Tractor has shoulder damage and a little water running over the road.
Highway 17 near Haviland Shore Drive has water over the road.
Anderson Road has water flowing over the road at the intersection of Lipsit Lane.
Robertson Lake Road is reduced to a single lane and has damage at the Taylor Creek.
Pickard Road has damage and water flowing across just past the intersection of Roth Road.
Thielman Road has water flowing across and lots of debris near the bridge.”
12:30 p.m. Goulais crews are currently out on hwy 17 near Anderson Rd. and on hwy 552 near Goulais Truck and Tractor due to road wash outs. Please try to avoid these areas at this time and use caution if you must travel through. We will keep you updated.
EARLIER 11:30 a.m. September 10: Rain is hitting the Algona area hard. Social media reports that at 11:45 a.m. Robertson lake Road is flooded at Taylor Creek! There is also substantial water over Highway 17 at Joseph’s Homestead. Please drive with care!