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Highway 17 north closed (3:30 p.m. update)

Thursday, December 05, 2013   by: Staff
3:30 p.m. update
The OPP wish to advise motorists that Highway 17 between Wawa and Batchawana is now open in both directions.

Original road advisory - Hwy 17 Between Wawa and Batchewana closure

Sault Ste Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following road advisory:

Location: Hwy 17 between Wawa and Batchawana

Brief description of event: Deteriorating weather conditions

Detour (if available): N/A

Estimated duration of road advisory: N/A

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 or call 511 for Traveller's Information such as winter road conditions, construction reports, road closures, traffic reports, traffic cameras and interactive mapping.

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anapeg 12/5/2013 3:44:49 PM Report

Technically there is a couple of options available for detour. Just pointing out the obvious.
anapeg 12/5/2013 3:46:54 PM Report

Bloody wrong again. Just read the next news release to find I had misspoke.
Tag33&1/3rd 12/5/2013 5:23:49 PM Report

Feel sorry for those not able to get thru! Yet so grateful we aren't getting the snow here!
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