Winter Road Updates

Conditions/status could change at any moment for various reasons. This is not an official road notice and should not be used to determine whether road conditions are safe for travel. We strongly encourage all travelers to contact the First Nation for the most up to date information on the winter road status prior to traveling, including whether roads are open for travel as temporary closures do take place on the roads, even when at full load capacity. When roads are identified as closed it could be for various reasons. Please contact communities for possible reopening dates.

Information we receive is updated as we source information from the communities. Where new information isn’t received from the community, we keep the load capacity listed as per the previous weeks information.
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Ontario Region
Winter Road Status as of Friday, March 31, 2023
32 Communities Connected Via Winter Road
 This Week
Communities Open to Light4
Open to Half Loads3
Open to 3/4 Loads1
Communities Open to Full Loads20
Winter Roads Closed4
Corridor One Anticipated Closing Date
PikangikumFull Loads 
Poplar HillFull Loads 
KeewaywinFull Loads 
North Spirit LakeFull Loads 
McDowell LakeLight Traffic 
Deer LakeFull Loads 
Sandy LakeFull LoadsApril 7
Corridor Two  
North Caribou LakeClosed for the SeasonMarch 31
Muskrat DamClosed for the SeasonTravel At Own Risk after March 31- Communities situated north of Muskrat Dam
Bearskin LakeFull Loads
Sachigo LakeFull Loads
Cat Lake (separate road)Full Loads 
Corridor Three  
KingfisherFull LoadsApril 7
Wunnumin LakeFull LoadsApril 7
Kitchenuhmaykoosib InninuwugFull LoadsApril 7
WapekekaFull LoadsApril 7
WawakapewinFull LoadsApril 7
KasabonikaFull LoadsApril 7
Corridor Four  
NeskantagaFull LoadsApril 8
Nibinamik3/4 Loads 
Eabametoong1/2 Loads 
WebequieClosed for the SeasonMarch 31
Marten Falls (separate road)1/2 Loads 
Corridor Five  
From Manitoba Border
Fort SevernFull Loads 
WeenuskFull LoadsApril 7
Corridor Five  
From James Bay Coast
Moose CreeClosed for the SeasonMar 31
Fort AlbanyLight Traffic OnlyApril 2
KashechewanLight Traffic OnlyApril 2
AttawapiskatLight Traffic OnlyApril 2
Other Winter Road Connections  
Temagami1/2 LoadsApril 7
Animakee Wa Zhing #37Full Loads 
Northwest Angle #33Full Loads 

Karen Waite Manager, Capital Planning and Allocation, Community Infrastructure
Indigenous Services Canada │ Ontario Region | Cell: 807-355-6584

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