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Province-wide student walk out may cause highway traffic delays

Delays expected between 1 and 3 p.m.
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police is warning area motorists to be aware of potential traffic delays between 1 and 3 p.m. during their travels today as secondary school students participate in a province-wide school walk out in the East Algoma policing cluster. 

  • Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS) will be protesting on Highway 17 near the CASS sign in the town of Desbarats.
  • W.C. Eaket Secondary School and Ecole Secondaire Jeunesse Nord students will be assembling on Causley Street between Woodward Avenue and Huron Avenue in the Town of Blind River.
  • Elliot Lake Secondary School students with be assembling on school property and using the sidewalks on Mississauga Avenue and Hillside Drive North.  
  • Ecole Secondaire Villa Francaise Des Jeunes will be assembling on school property on Edinburgh Road in the City of Elliot Lake.

Protest activities may periodically delay or interrupt the normal flow of traffic on area highways and arterial roads. 

The OPP's objective is to maintain the safe flow of traffic and, when delays occur, restore traffic flow in the safest manner possible. The OPP is also working with those who may organize protest events to provide a safe and peaceful opportunity to exercise their lawful rights while minimizing the impact on the traveling public, where possible.

Motorists should check in advance for road advisory information and monitor local media for the latest updates. The OPP appreciates everyone's cooperation and patience during these occurrences.

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