In response to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 400, Police have been working to develop an Emergency Detour Route for the afternoon rush-hour.
Highway 400 will be closed northbound at County Road 88 and southbound at County Road 89 for an undetermined period of time.
Officers are forcing northbound 400 traffic off at County Road 88.
Beginning at 3 p.m., with the assistance of point duty officers, passenger vehicles will be encouraged to proceed either west to the 5th Side Road, or east to the 10th Side Road and proceed northbound on those roadways until they reach County Road # 89. At County Road # 89, traffic will be directed back to Highway 400 northbound.
The reverse routes apply to southbound traffic, but our primary concern this afternoon is to facilitate northbound traffic.
Commercial Motor Vehicles will be encouraged to use either County Road # 27 or the 10th Side Road as an alternate route. The 5th Side Road is not recommended for heavy trucks.
Yonge Street also remains an option for rush-hour traffic, but police will not be on point duty at intersections along this roadway to facilitate the movement of traffic.
Drivers on all northbound routes can expect delays this afternoon. Police are asking for drivers to be patient and follow the instructions of point duty officers.