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Highway 17 east closed at Elliot Lake turn off (update: highway open)

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1:25 p.m. update:
Highway 17 from the Highway 108 junction to Massey is now open in both directions

Original 11:30 a.m. release:
BLIND RIVER - At 10:30 a.m. today, the East Algoma (Blind River) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public that Highway 17 is closed from the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 108 to five kilometres west of the Town of Massey in both directions due to poor weather conditions.

The O.P.P. will advise when weather conditions improve.

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