Last week we had an unprecedented amount of rain in the area. Thunder Bay was hit extremely hard with widespread flooding and road washouts. Some highways near Thunder Bay are currently closed due to washouts and hotels are booked to capacity. For our guests planning to arrive in Ignace over the next week or so I suggest you check highway conditions before you depart so you can plan your routing to be efficient. Here is a web site of highway conditions and closures in the Thunder Bay area. Highway 11/17.
This photo is a washout on Highway 11/17 near Thunder Bay. There is routing around the washouts on highway 102 but traffic is heavy on this secondary road.
Also a reminder for our American guests, there is a website where you can check for border wait times. This is handy when planning your routing. Sometimes the Fort Frances/International Falls crossing can be backed up. Often the Pigeon River crossing near Thunder Bay is smooth sailing. From Duluth, it is virtually the same distance to our place in Ignace.