OPP Close Highway and Deploy Spike Belt

OPP Block Hwy 17 at Hwy 556
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OPP Block Hwy 17 at Hwy 556SaultOnline was on scene at the intersection of Highway 17 North and Highway 556 (Searchmont) around 9pm tonight when the Sault OPP, assisted by Sault Ste. Marie Police Service ESU and Canine units, blocked the highway in both directions to deploy spike belts. The highway was re-opened about 30 minutes later to traffic in both directions and the reason for the action is not known at this time.

We will provide updates if and when further information about this incident becomes available.