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Highway closed north and south of Wawa (updated)

Thursday, October 25, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

OPP ROAD ADVISORY

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High volume of water results in highway closures
 
(WAWA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police Superior East Detachment advise that Highway 17 between Wawa and White River is currently closed.
 
The highway has been closed as a result of high levels of water over the roadway near Catfish. 
 
OPP officers at the scene report that the water is eroding the northbound lane of the highway.
 
Transfield is on scene but repairs to road will not begin until the water begins to recede.
 
Further at this time Highway 101 has one lane closed just east of Wawa. Tremblay
 
Flats Road has been affected by the high water levels and is closed due to erosion approximately 3 kilometres from Highway 17.
 
The Wawa Municipal Public Works Department is currently on scene and working to make the road passable for emergency purposes.
 
OPP urge the public to remain off the roadways unless absolutely necessary.
 
A media release will be sent out if any of these roads are reopened.
 
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Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:
 
Location: Hwy 17, 25kms South of Wawa
 
Brief Description of Event: Highway is closed in both direction as overflowing river
 
Detour (if available): None     
 
Estimated duration of Road Advisory: Unknown      
 
The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.
 
Please do not call O.P.P. Provincial Communication Centres for road advisory updates or road condition information.
 
Visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca for Traveller's Information such as Winter Road Conditions, Construction Reports, Road Closures, Traffic Reports, Traffic Cameras and Interactive Mapping.
 
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Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:

Location: Hwy 17, 15kms North of Wawa

Brief Description of Event: Highway is closed in both direction as overflowing river

Detour (if available): None   

Estimated duration of Road Advisory: Unknown

The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.

Please do not call O.P.P. Provincial Communication Centres for road advisory updates or road condition information.

Visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca for Traveller's Information such as Winter Road Conditions, Construction Reports, Road Closures, Traffic Reports, Traffic Cameras and Interactive Mapping.

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Earlier SooToday.com coverage of Wawa road closures
 
Flooding closes highway near Wawa
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