Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say blocking a demonstration led to the closure of the Highway 6 detour between Argyle Street South and Greens Road in Caledonia beginning Thursday afternoon.

Social media posts from the 1492 Land Back Lane campaign say the action is in response to the removal of a blockade by police in British Columbia that blocked an access road for some 500 people working on the gas pipeline. natural gas Coastal GasLink.

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“Due to this closure, the surrounding roads will see an increase in traffic flow. The OPP reminds motorists to be patient, plan ahead, and obey speed limits on all roads, ”Const said. Mary Gagliardi said.

“Several members of the OPP Provincial Liaison Team are committed to the protesters and the open dialogue is continuous and ongoing.”

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OPP officials recommend detours via 4th Line for northbound traffic and turns at Haldimand Road 66, McClung and Highway 54 for southbound traffic.

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