UPDATED: Winter storm closes Highway 17 at White River

Winter Driving
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UPDATE 3:30 PM OPP advise that the highway has been re-opened.


As the first major winter storm hits Northeastern Ontario, OPP advise that Highway 17 north at White River has been closed due to weather conditions.

A fierce winter storm is quickly moving into the area. The areas hardest hit will remain north of Sault Ste. Marie, however a quick temperature drop may result in slippery conditions developing. Temperatures are expected to drop to about -8c tonight with strong north winds.

OPP say it is uncertain how long the highway will be impacted.

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