Portion of state Highway 11C in Brasher, Winthrop to be closed Friday to accommodate traffic for fireman's funeral
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:57 am

BRASHER-WINTHROP -- A portion of state Route 11C will be closed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday to accommodate a large amount of traffic expected for a firefighter’s funeral.

The ceremony will be for David Carr, a Brasher-Winthrop fireman who died shortly after responding to the warehouse fire in Massena last week.

Brasher Town Supervisor Mark Peets said the highway will be closed from the junction with state Route 420 near Stewart’s to county Route 53 in Brasher.

The funeral will be at the fire hall.

He said anywhere from 400 to 1,000 people are expected, along with fire trucks from around the North Country.

He said people who live on the affected roadway will be able to get in and out of their homes, and the fire department and state police will be directing traffic to an alternate route to get into Brasher.

Carr was one of about 90 firefighters from seven departments responding to a Curran Renewable Energy warehouse that burned in the Massena Industrial Park on Nov. 3. He collapsed at home after fighting the fire and died at Massena Memorial Hospital a short time later, according to a statement from Brasher-Winthrop Fire Dept. and his death notice.