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Protest closes highways at Espanola (updated)

Saturday, December 22, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

1 p.m. update

OPP wish to advise the public that Hwy 17 and Hwy 6 at Espanola are now open to traffic.

Original 9:45 a.m. advisory

The Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise that Highway 17 Highway 6 at Espanola are closed.

The highways have been closed by protestors and a detour is not available.

The OPP say the expected duration of this road closure is 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 for Traveller's Information such as Winter Road Conditions, Construction Reports, Road Closures, Traffic Reports, Traffic Cameras and Interactive Mapping.

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