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Collision closes Hwy 17 near Thessalon (update: open)

NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE *************************** 8 a.m.
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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8 a.m. update

East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:

Location:  Hwy 17 - just West of Hwy 108 (East side) and Hwy 129 Thessalon (West side)

Brief Description of Event:  Motor vehicle collision

Detour (if available):  NOW OPEN

Estimated duration of Road Advisory: Highway is now fully open

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9 p.m. original release

East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Advisory:

Location:  Hwy 17 - just west of Hwy 108 (East side) and at Hwy 129 Thessalon (West side)

Brief Description of Event:  Motor vehicle collision

Detour (if available):  For Passenger vehicles only - Hwy 17 west to Hwy 546 to Hwy 639 to Hwy 108 to Hwy 17east. This is a very long detour and drivers should ensure they have adequate amount of fuel. There is no detour for Tractor Trailers or heavy vehicles.

Estimated duration of Road Advisory: Expected 6 to 8 hours

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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