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401 snarls

publisher Sep 28, 2017 - 3:05pm

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently at the scene of a construction issue at Highway 401 mile marker 781 in South Stormont Township. Construction crews are currently working on an issue with the bridge at Highway 401 and Avonmore Road.

A section of Highway 401 (westbound lanes only), between Brookdale Avenue (Cornwall) and Moulinette Road is closed to traffic with indicated Emergency Detour Routes (EDR) in place onto County Road 2. Highway 401 westbound at Power Dam is also closed to traffic.

Due to construction in the Village of Long Sault motorists should expect long delays and the closure will remain in place for several hours.

401 bridge work

publisher Sep 21, 2017 - 2:08pm

Replacement of two 1960s-era Highway 401 bridges in South Glengarry will take place between 2018 and 2020.

“Bainsville (Third Line) Road, we’re proposing for Year 1 and 2, so 2018 and 2019, and then Westley (Second Line) Road will follow in 2019 and 2020,” Nathan Bakker, project manager at engineering and consulting firm WSP, told council during a presentation at the September 18 regular meeting.

Details in the September 27 edition of The News.

Victim identified in fatal crash on 401

publisher Aug 22, 2017 - 9:14am

A 32-year-old Rivière Beaudette woman was killed in a six-vehicle collision on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Monday.

Kimberly Oosting was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred in the westbound 401 near the Ontario-Québec border at about 2:30 p.m.

She was driving one of four passenger vehicles that were involved with two tractor trailers in the accident.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment says the investigation has indicated that a westbound tractor trailer collided with a westbound passenger vehicle, which then collided with several other vehicles.

Five other people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A section of Highway 401 was closed to traffic, but has since been re-opened.

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Fatal on 401

publisher Jun 28, 2017 - 10:42am

A woman has been killed in an accident on Highway 401, east of the Moulinette Road exit, near Long Sault.

The crash occurred at 7 a.m. when a westbound passenger van collided with a westbound car causing the van to roll over and the car to enter the median. The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene while a male passenger was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man driving the car suffered minor injuries. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A section of Highway 401 (westbound lanes only), between Brookdale Avenue and Moulinette Road is closed to traffic with indicated Emergency Detour Routes (EDR) in place.

Collision blocks strip of 417

publisher May 17, 2017 - 5:27pm

The westbound lanes of Highway 417 near the Ontario-Québec border are closed following a collision involving two trucks.

The collision occurred when a westbound transport truck collided with a vehicle known as a "Truck Mounted Attenuator (also commonly referred to as Crash Truck)" which was stopped on a portion of the roadway where repair work was being conducted. The drivers of both involved vehicles have been transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Detours have been set up re-routing westbound traffic at the provincial border. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

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135 speeding charges

publisher Apr 21, 2017 - 12:43pm

Over the past Easter holiday weekend, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry OPP officers charged 135 drivers with speeding.

Five motorists were charged with stunt driving, travelling more than 50 kilometres over the speed limit, while 20 people were not wearing seatbelts and two were distracted.

"With the return of warmer weather and summer activities comes an increase in traffic population on roadways - it is imperative that everyone focuses on safe driving," states SD&G OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Mike Mulhearn. "The lives of so many people depend on it - please do your part!"