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Highway 17 south of Wawa open (update)

Thursday, May 29, 2014   by: Staff
10 p.m. update
Superior East (Wawa) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:

Location:  Highway 17 approximately 18 km’s South of Wawa

Brief Description of Event:  Highway 17 closed by Ministry of Transportation Oontario (MTO) in order to complete road repairs.

Detour (if available): Hwy 101 to Hwy 129

That area of the highway was re-opened at 21:45 today.

10:30 a.m. MTO update

The Ministry of Transportation wishes to advise that Highway 17 has reopened to one lane south of Wawa with traffic flagging. 

The road is expected to reopen to two lanes later today.

The road had been closed since May 27 at noon for an emergency culvert replacement.

8:30 a.m. OPP release

Superior East (Wawa) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:

Location: Hwy 17 approximately 18 kms South of Wawa

Brief Description of Event: Hwy 17 closed by MTO in order to complete road repairs (as of 7 a.m. on May 29 - open to one lane)

Detour (if available):  Hwy 101 to Hwy 129 -- now open to one lane

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 for Traveller's Information such as Winter Road Conditions, Construction Reports, Road Closures, Traffic Reports, Traffic Cameras and Interactive Mapping.


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Timbob 5/29/2014 12:48:22 PM Report

CLOSED the freaking highway! Totally closed for 2 days! Unbelieveable.

I think we should just remove the entire road from Thunder Bay to Sudbury. Then everyone either has to fly in/out, or they pick up and move somewhere else.

The fishing and hunting will be excellent, and the greenie nuts will be able to fly over "pristine, untouched wilderness". Might even see an Indian riding a horse with bow and arrow - just like 1749.
Alison SlapNuTShot 5/29/2014 2:03:05 PM Report

you are an IDIOT.
ranny 5/29/2014 5:10:38 PM Report

@Timbob why not go out and give them a hand? You seem to know about construction.
Tag33&1/3rd 5/29/2014 6:20:57 PM Report

Lol girls!
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