OPP Traffic Advisory – Trucker Demonstration

Chilliwack, BC, Canada - January 23 2022: Protesters gather on overpasses on Highway 1 to protest the coronavirus vaccine mandate for commercial transportation truck drivers

(NORTH BAY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in North East Region (NER) is advising area motorists to expect traffic delays today and tomorrow in relation to the truck demonstration that is anticipated to be passing through our Region from Thursday to Saturday. 

Motorists should be prepared for potential slowdowns on highways across North East Region, specifically Highway 17 and Highway 11.

The OPP is working with those involved to minimize the impact on the traveling public and to ensure order and public safety. The traveling public is advised to check ahead for road closure information and to monitor local media for information and alternate routes.

As specific delays become known, the OPP will forward information to media outlets for broadcast, as well as employ its own social media channels.

Demonstration activities may periodically delay or interrupt the normal flow of traffic. The OPP asks that the public remain patient and vigilant if in the area.

The OPP’s role is to maintain public safety and the safe flow of traffic. 

The OPP thanks everyone for their patience in dealing with traffic delays.