Winter Road Network
Thirty-four of Nishnawbe Aski Nation's 49 member First Nations are remote, accessible only by air or seasonal roads. The winter road network. The winter road network consists of five district corridors, stretching over approximately 2,800 kilometres across NAN territory, with each corridor connecting a series of First Nations.
In total there are 29 First Nations connected:
Corridor 1 – Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake & Sandy Lake
Corridor 2 – North Caribou, Keewaywin, Koocheching, Muskrat, Sachigo, Bearskin & Cat Lake
Corridor 3 – Wunnumin, Wawakapewin, Kingfisher, Kasabonika, Wapekeka & Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (see Closure Notice)
Corridor 4 – Neskantaga, Webequie, Nibinamik, Eabametoong & Marten Falls
Corridor 5 – Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan & Moose Cree
Corridor 6 – Fort Severn & Weenusk
As of Friday, April 3, 2020:
Road Capacity Overview – 31 Winter Road Connected Communities
Communities Under construction: none
Communities Open to Light: none
Communities Open to Partial: none
Communities Open to Full: 2
Closed For The Season: 29
Corridor One – Western Corridor: Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake, Sandy Lake, Keewaywin (realignment and road opening anticipated this winter road season)
Closed for the season: Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake, Sandy Lake, Keewaywin
Corridor Two – Central Corridor: North Caribou Lake, Muskrat Dam, Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Cat Lake
Closed for the season: North Caribou Lake, Muskrat Dam, Bearskin Lake, Sachigo Lake, Cat Lake
Corridor Three – Middle Corridor: Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake, Wawakapewin, Kasabonika Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekaka
Closing for the season: Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake, Wawakapewin, Kasabonika Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Wapekeka
Corridor Four – Eastern Corridor: Neskantaga, Nibinamik, Webequie, Eabametoong, Marten Falls
Closed for the season: Neskantaga, Marten Falls, Nibinamik,,Webequie, Eabametoong
Corridor Five – Far North Corridors: Moose Cree, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, Weenusk, Fort Severn
Open to Full Loads: Fort Severn, Weenusk
Closed for the Season: Moose Cree, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat
Other Winter Road Connected First Nations: Temagami, Animaki Wa Zhing #37, Northwest Angle #33
Closed for the season: Animakee Wa Zhing #37?, Northwest Angle #33, Temagami
Please note this is based on time sensitive information and conditions/status could change at any moment for various reasons. This is not an official road notice and should not be used to determine whether road conditions are safe for travel. We strongly encourage all travelers to contact the First Nation for the most up to date information on the winter road status prior to traveling, including whether roads are open for travel as temporary closures do take place on the roads, even when at full load capacity.
Information we receive is updated as we source information from the communities. Where new information isn’t received from the community, we keep the load capacity listed as per the previous weeks information.
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