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Hwy 17 closed east of Sudbury (updated)

Sunday, February 16, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

ROAD ADVISORY

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL
POLICE

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11:30 update
 
Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise that Highway 17 reopened in both directions at about 8:30 p.m.

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Original story 3:15 p.m.

Hwy 17 near Wahnapitae closed both directions

Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advised of the following road advisory:

Location:  Hwy 17 near Wahnapitae

Brief description of event: Two-vehicle collision

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 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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sportsman 2/16/2014 5:07:36 PM Report

Must be another transport,they travel too fast for the conditions of the northern hyways and follow too close.
ducky58 2/16/2014 5:46:03 PM Report

could also be the cars fault the driver crossed the center line or trying to pass on a corner or something like that.
kingpin88 2/16/2014 6:38:53 PM Report

Car drivers have very little skill to operate a vehicle many don't even know how to open their hood just jump in and go people are crying about the trains all being stopped hey just get on the Greyhound and sit back there's alot of stupid truck drivers but blame your government for hiring foreigners that cut wages your real canadian skilled trucker is going to be a thing of the past you think it's scary now it's going to get worse
Sam C 2/16/2014 7:07:11 PM Report

Wow. It could be anything... a motor vehicle accident, a transport roll-over, a sink-hole, weather, a UFO landing, etc.

I'll wait to read the next OPP news release so I can know what actually happened.
Timbob 2/16/2014 10:23:24 PM Report

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

Actually, I disagree. I strongly urge everyone to CALL THE OPP for road advisory information. A lot. Maybe they'll get the message.

They're the ones on the scene and supposedly reporting back to HQ. So why not properly inform the public in a timely fashion either on the OPP website or by phone?!
Vmax-4 2/17/2014 12:29:16 AM Report

@ TimBob

That makes a lot of sense, tie up all the phone lines with road closure questions and then someone with a real emergency can't get through.

The OPP do immediate press releases when the highway closes or opens. What message do you want them to get?
stugots44 2/17/2014 6:23:18 AM Report

I have been using Hwy 17 between the Sault and Sudbury lately. People are driving using cell phones and texting and that includes some idiots driving transports . It is the most unsafe act happening on the roads today. The police have got to start enforcing the law concerning this situation.



Sam C 2/17/2014 9:26:08 AM Report

Also, Timbob... the OPP pass along info to the MTO in a very timely fashion. The MTO is the best agency to call for road closure information.
mallet 2/17/2014 10:00:56 AM Report


The one thing that bugs me is the time it takes to re-open the roads after an accident. Unless there is a fatality the "investigation" should not take 5 hours plus as in most cases. Photographic evidence should be more than enough for any court case, and especially in areas where there are no alternative routes. With todays computer technology it should be possible to enact the accident without much fear of being wrong.. Having been held up for hours at some of these incidents I can assure you it is very frustrating...
dust2 2/17/2014 10:14:49 AM Report

you know what else is frustrating? getting all the facts from an incident while impatient, ignorant drivers assume the job can be done in an hour.

>""Unless there is a fatality the "investigation" should not take 5 hours plus as in most cases.

lol? says who?

>"Photographic evidence should be more than enough for any court case, and especially in areas where there are no alternative routes. With todays computer technology it should be possible to enact the accident without much fear of being wrong"

assumption city. basically screw the investigation, because I need to drive on the highway. forget someone almost died, nope your highway driving is clearly more important.

it's that kind of attitude that frustrates the people working on situations like that. regular joes assuming they know how to work an investigation, all while knowing nothing about the subject. when someone DIES on the highway, I rather have all the facts than to risk losing valuable information just because a bunch of drivers are going to be impatient about a highway accident
Vmax-4 2/17/2014 11:09:26 AM Report

@mallet

I agree with you that the closures are frustrating but the rest of you post is ridiculous.
groundspeed 2/17/2014 2:28:40 PM Report

Incidents of head on collisions would be reduced to almost nothing if they would four lane the trans canada highway already.
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