Highway Sault to Thessalon closed

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Highway 17 east from Sault Ste. Marie through to Thessalon is closed advises the OPP

Snow squalls, heavy snow and blowing snow has reduced visibility to the point that it is dangerous to travel.

Squalls are expected to diminish later this afternoon.

Official Release:

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON) –  Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advise that Highway 17 East is closed from Trunk Road to Walker’s Road near Thessalon due to deteriorating road and weather conditions.

OPP advise motorists to exercise caution as driving conditions are hazardous at this time.

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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