Ontario Power Generation Corporation advises users of the St. Lawrence River that the gates used for recreational passage at Iroquois Dam remain closed. These gates were closed due to significantly above average water flow and will remain lowered until conditions allow for safe passage through these gates. Boaters are advised that they will need to use the Iroquois Lock for passage.
North Glengarry Recreation Director Terry Gilmer reminds us that ice conditions change daily, so it's important to check before venturing out onto "frozen" rivers and ponds. He adds that they are working on informational signs for Mill Pond at Alexandria's Island Park to help guide those who might like to take advantage of the skating service or do some ice fishing.
A man and woman have been taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Main Street South in Alexandria Friday evening while crossing the road.
Ontario Provincial Police report the collision occurred at about 6 p.m., Friday, December 11.
Police closed traffic on a portion of Main Street South between Anik Street and Gauthier Street while completing their investigation and collecting evidence, and spoke to one eyewitness at the scene.
“They were transported by ambulance to the Glengarry Memorial Hospital,” said Const. Serge Duguay of the victims. “They are being assessed.”
A family member later confirmed the male victim has since been taken to Ottawa hospital for further tests.
At the time of the accident, a car with a male driver heading southbound collided with the two pedestrians crossing the road heading westbound.
The police officer confirmed the victims were not crossing the road at a designated intersection.
Weather conditions may have been a factor although police are still determining the cause of the collision.
Police continue to investigate.