Simcoe St.

Damage estimated at $50,000 after Saturday morning fire


By RTT Staff

The Amherstburg Fire Department attended a fire in the 500 block of Simcoe St. Saturday morning and the damage estimate is $50,000.

The Amherstburg Fire Department states that they were able to contain the blaze to an attached garage at a home in the area. According to fire officials, the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

The $50,000 damage estimate includes damage to the structure itself and to the contents that were inside. Simcoe St. was closed for a brief period but soon re-opened once fire crews had extinguished the blaze.

There were no injuries, the Amherstburg Fire Department added.

Simcoe St./Meloche Road intersection re-opens earlier than anticipated



By RTT Staff


For those heading to the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival this weekend, be advised that one major construction project is out of the way.

The intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road re-opened Friday and is not scheduled to close again until paving works is necessary. Even then, manager of engineering and operations Todd Hewitt stated that it won’t be a full closure.

“We are very happy to have it done,” Hewitt said of the intersection.

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Hewitt said the town always wanted to have the intersection open for the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival but since the contractor got the work done in about half the time, there will be no need for a re-closure immediately after the festival.

The intersection was closed July 31 and was expected to last four weeks. Hewitt said the contractor was able to complete the storm sewer installation project in that area of the roadway in two weeks.

Users of the Libro Centre still have to use the temporary entrance off of Simcoe St., however, as the overall Meloche Road project is still ongoing.

Meloche Road/Simcoe St. intersection to be closed for four weeks

By RTT Staff

Due to ongoing work on the Meloche Road project, the intersection of Meloche Road and Simcoe St. (County Road 18) will be closed for the next four weeks.

The closure comes into effect Monday (July 31) and will help facilitate storm sewer installation and road reconstruction.

The town of Amherstburg states that intersection is expected to be closed for four weeks and that detour routes will be posted.

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Residents and visitors will still be able to access the Libro Centre via the temporary entrance off of Simcoe St. but they will be required to approach from the east, the town adds.

Work on the Meloche Road reconstruction project will be ongoing through the fall and is expected to be complete by November.

The town is reminding motorists that traffic disruptions may occur due to the construction and some delays may be experienced. Drivers are asked to slow down and obey all traffic signage.

Windsor man dies as a result of Walker Road crash


The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a single vehicle fatal accident that has claimed the life of a Windsor man.

Amherstburg police say the crash occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Friday on Walker Road between Alma St. and County Road 18 (Simcoe St.).

A brown four-door Ford Taurus was travelling southbound on Walker Road when it left the roadway and struck a culvert in the west side of road. Police add the lone occupant of the vehicle – a 24-year-old Windsor man – was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The Amherstburg Fire Department and Essex-Windsor EMS were also on scene.

Accident reconstruction officers are investigating the accident. Walker Road was closed for approximately five hours with police stating via Twitter shortly after midnight that the roadway had been re-opened.

No charges are expected, Amherstburg police state, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information or witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Windsor/Essex Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.

Amherstburg police investigate fatal crash at Simcoe St. and Meloche Road

The Amherstburg Police Service were called to investigate a two-car collision at the intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road that resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

The accident occurred at roughly 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police say one vehicle was northbound on Meloche Road and the other was westbound on Simcoe St.

Amherstburg police investigated a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road Tuesday morning. One driver died while the other had non-life threatening injuries.

Amherstburg police investigated a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road Tuesday morning. One driver died while the other had non-life threatening injuries.

The accident was still under investigation at press time and a cause was not determined. The identity of the deceased was not released when this issue went to press.

Police say the victim was partially ejected from the vehicle. Accident reconstruction officers were on scene.

The other driver was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The intersection was closed for several hours. This story will be updated as further developments arise.