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Commercial vehicle fire closes Hwy 17 north of Pancake Bay (Update: reopened)

Sault Ste Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following road closure
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Photo courtesy of Captain Ian Van Der Swan CD, Batchawana Fire and Rescue

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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6:47 p.m. update:

Sault Ste. Marie detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise Highway 17 north of Pancake Bay Provincial Park is now fully open to traffic in both directions. 

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Original release: 8 a.m.

Sault Ste Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure:

Highway:  Hwy 17

Location:  Hwy 17 north of Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Brief Description of Event:  Commercial motor vehicle on fire, no hazardous materials involved

Detour (if available):  Nil

Estimated duration of Road Advisory: 4 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 at ontario.ca/511, twitter @511Ontario  or call 511 traveller's information such as winter road conditions, construction reports, road closures, traffic reports, traffic cameras and interactive mapping.

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