Highway 17 at Bruce Mines Re-opened

Bruce Mines Ammonia Leak

The East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have advised that Highway 17 at Bruce Mines has been re-opened.

An ammonia leak was discovered coming from the Central Algoma Centennial Arena in Bruce Mines late last evening prompting the closure of the highway and evacuation of residents within a one kilometer radius for public safety. HAZMAT teams have confirmed that there is no concern for public safety as a result of the ammonia leak from the arena.

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