School bus cancellations:
Bush Line between Centre Side Road and Base Line in Chatham will be closed from 8 a.m. on January 19 until 5 p.m. on January 20 to install a road crossing pipe at 13th Concession Drain East.
Detour route: Centre Side Road (CK#28) – Oldfield Line (CK#42) – Base Line (CK#15)
All lanes on Mint Line between Montpetit Road and Dashwheel Line in Tilbury will be closed for bridge replacement at the King and Whittle Drain. Local traffic will be allowed from Dashwheel
Road, subject to 6-tonne weight restriction on the bridge structure over Baptiste Creek. The closure is expected to last from December 16 until April 15, 2021.
Detour route: Mint Line – Baptiste Road – Tecumseh Line – Dashwheel Road
Glassford Road is closed over the Ellwood Drain at Spence Line from Wednesday, December 16 at 8 a.m. until further notice due to the condition of the structure.
Rose Beach Line over South Marsh Creek is closed because of erosion from Lake Erie along the edge of the road. It’s unknown how long the closure will last. Since Rose Beach Line will no longer be available as a route between Morpeth and Rondeau, the alternative route is Talbot Trail and Kent Bridge Road.
Recently announced public service announcements:
The Purple Pansy in Chatham will reopen to the public on January 19 at 9 a.m. for curbside pick-up and porch deliveries. The flower boutique temporarily closed after a staff member contracted COVID-19 from outside the workplace, however, that person has “recovered well”. The Purple Pansy posted an update on Facebook that all staff have since tested negative for the novel coronavirus but have adopted some new safety procedures which will be explained to customers when orders are made.
The Mobile Market, a program run by the Chatham-Kent Prosperity Roundtable, will continue with operations and return to communities on January 12. The Mobile Market provides produce boxes at a price point that suits each individual. Details about the program can be found by clicking, here.