'The northern terminus of the North Road is impassable', says Ministry of Transportation spokesperson Larry Lambert.
The mud is so dense, even a ministry road crew got stuck with a 4x4 on Wednesday. Crews have tried to take a grader to the site to fix the problem, but it also sunk in the mud.
There are tons of soft and difficult spots along the 250 kilometre span. The rapid snow and frost melt over the past few weeks have made roads swampy and like a 'mudbowl,'says Lambert.
First Nations use the road to shop outside their communities and visit neighbours. It's made from gravel and connects with a seasonal winter-road system. Travel is being touted as difficult and is not recommended.
The Ministry plans to test the road again with the return of normal temperatures over the weekend.
Pickle Lake is located 530 kilometers north of Thunder Bay.