Bridge Failure in Ontario, Canada May Cause Shipment Delays and Impact Relocation
A newly constructed bridge in northern Ontario over the Nipigon River has separated and failed. This has severely impacted the Trans-Canada highway, which is the only road connecting Eastern and Western Canada, and the only major highway in the area. At this time, the Nipigon River Bridge is open to one lane. The bridge had been shut down to traffic Sunday afternoon. On Monday morning, east-west traffic was being routed through the one open lane with the help of a pilot vehicle.
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is working to determine how long it could take to completely repair the bridge. The Ministry issued a statement saying engineers were working on the repairs but did not provide any estimate on when the highway would fully reopen.
Impact to Relocation in Canada
The potential exists for household goods shipments to be delayed if the shipment is being transported through Eastern and Western Canada. Cartus will continue to monitor this situation and work with our van line network to provide updates on potential shipment delays. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Cartus representative.