Moose put down after wandering on to highway

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

KANATA – An injured moose caused traffic issues for many on their commute to work this morning.

Around 6:30 a.m. a moose was spotted on the eastbound lanes of the 417 just as the morning rush peaked. Two of the highway’s eastbound lanes were able to remain open at first, but eventually the highway was completely closed to eastbound traffic.

Delays of around 40 minutes were reported due to the moose on the loose.

Front line crews arrived on scene around 9:15 a.m.

A Ministry of Natural Resources said the professionals on scene including a veterinarian determined the moose was too injured to be saved and decided euthanizing the moose was the best course of action for public safety.

The moose’s remains will be donated to members of a local indigenous community.

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