Ontario Provincial Police investigators are seeking witnesses in the wake of a fatal collision on Highway 417 in East Hawkesbury November 29.
Police want to speak to anyone who would have driven through the area just prior to the collision and would have seen tractor-trailers parked on the side of the road of Highway 417 westbound at exit/off-ramp #5.
Anyone who observed the involved vehicles any time between midnight and the time of the collision is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729.
Alexandre Roberge, 36,from St-Mathieu-De-Beloeil, Québec, died in the crash that occurred at 3:40 a.m. Three tractor-trailer units were involved in the collision; two were fully consumed by fire.
The driver of this truck hauling peanuts suffered minor injuries when the tractor-trailer flipped on the eastbound on-ramp of Highway 401 in Lancaster at 6 a.m. today (December 2). When this photo was taken, the ramp was still closed. The highway in the area has been reduced to one lane and detours are in place to access the highway eastbound along South Service Road.
A fatal collision involving three tractor trailers that burst into flames has closed a section of the westbound Highway 417 at County Road 14 near Chute-à-Blondeau east of Hawkesbury. One person died in the accident that occurred at approximately 3:40 a.m.Highway 417 Westbound is closed at County Road 14 and detours will be in effect for several hours.
Bernard Lalonde, North Glengarry fire services administrator and Alexandria fire station chief, centre back, assists other firefighters following a collision on Main St. N. near Centre Street in Alexandria at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Traffic was congested until the scene was cleared. Police and emergency services also assisted. More details to follow.
Angela Brown Photo
Updated at noon. Cancellations and other storm-related announcements will be added to this post as they become available.
All school buses servicing the county have been cancelled for today, as Glengarry takes the brunt of a winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snow, followed by ice pellets and freezing rain.
Schools remain open.
At approximately 6:30am, on the eastbound 401 near Bainsville, there was a collision that has one lane of the highway closed.
Day one of the SD&G high school curling championships in Cornwall has been cancelled. It's expected that the event will be condensed into one day, to be played Wednesday in Morrisburg.
Iona Academy's ski trip slated for today will be rescheduled.
All branches of the SD&G public library are closed today (February 16) due to the winter storm.
Tonight's CCHL2 game in Williamstown, between the Char-Lan Rebels and Sittsville Royals, has been postponed.
The Glengarry Soccer League has announced that all soccer scheduled for this evening at the Alexandria dome has been cancelled.
Stay tuned for more weather-related cancellations and other announcements.
Hwy 401 west near Lancaster. Serious crash between bus and tractor trailer. Officers, ambulance and fire at scene. Road closed. Use detours
— OPP East (@OPP_ER) June 23, 2015