Winter Road Updates

Please note, this year there may be additional requirements for entry into a community. For anyone traveling to the communities, please contact the communities directly for protocols and requirements to enter into the communities prior to traveling.

Please follow all speed limits and be careful at intersections, especially near the communities.

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.

If you are aware of others that may benefit or want to receive these updates please have them email me directly to be added to the list. If you wish to be removed or know of others from your organization no longer requiring the emails, please contact me as well.

Winter Road Capacity

As of Thursday, April 1, 2021:

Road Capacity Overview – 31 Winter Road Connected Communities
Communities Under construction:   0
Communities Open to Light: 1
Communities Open to Partial: 2
Communities Open to Full: 5
Officially Closed for the Season: 23

Corridor One – Western Corridor: Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake, Sandy Lake, Keewaywin

Under Construction:  N/A
Open to Light: N/A
Open to Partial Loads: N/A
Open to Full Loads: Pikangikum
Temporarily Closed: Pikangikum, Double check with community as we were unable to confirm.
Closed for the season: Poplar Hill, North Spirit Lake, Keewaywin, Sandy Lake, Deer Lake.                       

Corridor Two – Central Corridor: North Caribou Lake, Muskrat Dam, Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Cat Lake

Under Construction: N/A
Open to Light: N/A
Open to Partial Loads: Cat Lake – check with community, unable to confirm
Open to Full Loads: North Caribou Lake,  Muskrat Dam, Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake
Temporarily Closed: Check with individual communities

Corridor Three – Middle Corridor: Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake, Wawakapewin, Kasabonika Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekeka

Under Construction: N/A
Open to Light: N/A
Open to Partial Loads:N/A
Open to Full Loads: N/A              
Temporarily Closed: N/A

Closed for the season:          Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake, Wawakapewin, Kasabonika Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekeka

Corridor Four – Eastern Corridor: Neskantaga, Nibinamik, Webequie, Eabametoong, Marten Falls

Under Construction:N/A
Open to Light: Webequie
Open to Partial Loads: Nibinamik
Open to Full Loads: N/A
Temporarily Closed: N/A
Closed for the season:  Eabametoong,  Marten Falls, Neskantaga

Corridor Five – Far North Corridors: Moose Cree, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, Weenusk, Fort Severn

(please note, Moose Cree is not constructing southern road, Wetum Road, this year, however, the community will connect to the Township of Moosonee)

Under Construction: N/A
Open to Light:  N/A
Open to Partial Loads:  N/A
Open to Full Loads:  N/A
Closed for the Season:  Fort Albany, Moose Cree, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, Fort Severn, Weenusk

Other Winter Road Connected First Nations: Temagami, Animaki Wa Zhing #37, Northwest Angle #33

Under Construction:  N/A
Open to Light:  N/A
Open to Partial Loads: N/A
Open to Full Loads: N/A
Temporarily Closed: N/A

Closed for the Season: Animaki Wa Zhing #37, Northwest Angle #33, Temagami