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Giant boulder blocks Kenora bypass

Crews were reported to be blasting in the nearby area.
Big Boulder on Highway
A big boulder across Highway 17A. (Kenora Online photo)

THUNDER BAY – Traffic on a busy Kenora-area bypass was at a standstill on Thursday afternoon after a giant boulder was blasted onto a section of Highway 17A.

Kenora Online reports traffic was not moving in either direction, adding blasting is taking place on the highway, about four kilometres west of the Minaki Highway.

The incident took place at around 11 a.m. CST.

There is no word on how long the highway would be closed. 

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