Breaking News: The Only Road in Canada Is Closed

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  1. Napoleon V

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/nipigon-river-bridge-closed-transcanada-1.3397831

    Northern Ontario bridge fails in cold, severing Trans-Canada Highway
    Nipigon River Bridge has been closed for 'an indefinite time due to mechanical issues,' according to the OPP
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    A 'mechanical failure' of the Nipigon River Bridge forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway on Sunday, severing the only road between Eastern and Western Canada. (Provided/Ashley Littlefield)








    A newly constructed bridge in northern Ontario has reportedly split apart in the cold, closing the Trans-Canada highway — the only road connecting Eastern and Western Canada — indefinitely.

    The Nipigon River Bridge has been closed for "an indefinite time due to mechanical issues," according to the Ontario Provincial Police. Local reports suggest an expansion joint has failed.

    As a result, police have shut down Highways 11 and 17 at the bridge, which is located about 100 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont.

    The estimated duration of the closure is "uncertain" with police noting it could be "possibly days."

    Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey says transport trucks in the area are already backing up and the township is opening up community centres to give those stranded a place to stay.

    Ontario heralded the opening of the Nipigon River Bridge – the province's first cable-stayed bridge – in late November, when the westbound portion of the structure opened to two-way traffic. Work on the eastbound lanes continues, and is slated for completion in 2017.

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    The newly constructed Nipigon River Bridge has been closed for 'an indefinite time due to mechanical issues,' according to the Ontario Provincial Police.
     
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    plz send warm mittens in our time of need
     
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    Hmmnn, I'm really not feeling any fucks for this one.
     
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    Where's naz gonna drive his rape van now??? :bigcry:
     
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    Nipigon River, that sounds Asain.
     
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    we have these guys
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    "Giving" you shit head.

    "Giving."
     
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    Yeah, I know all the correct terms, Ted.

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    I take it you're high again, Dave?
     
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    I've always feared that this day would come
     
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    this is the closest Quebec will ever get to sovereignty
     
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    temporary bailey bridge over the Nipigon to be opened within the next 3 weeks

    you read it here first
     
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    that's anti-Canadianism and its not tolerated on this website
     
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