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2014-05-04 at NOON

Highway 527 reopened

By Matt Vis, tbnewswatch.com

Highway 527 is reopened after being closed for nearly four full days.

The highway was closed on April 30 following a washout one kilometre south of the Kab River Bridge that led to a fatal motor vehicle collision.

The Ministry of Transportation had been working for three days on repairs and opened the route south of Armstrong and Gull Bay First Nation to a single lane early Sunday afternoon before getting both lanes completely opened later in the day.

The reopening comes one day after Gull Bay First Nation chief Wilfred King declared a state of emergency in the community due to the limited access available with the highway being closed. King expressed concern about the ability to get people medical care with the highway being inaccessible.

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