UPDATE: 1PM Highway 17 east from the Sault to Thessalon is now re-opened.
UPDATE 8:13AM OPP have extended the east highway closure to Thessalon . Hwy 17 from Hwy 552 to Wawa is closed.
UPDATE: 7:17AM OPP have once again closed Highway 17 between the Sault and Echo Bay
UPDATE: 6:30AM Highway 17 east between Sault Ste. Marie and Echo Bay is now open
Highway 17 north between Heyden and Wawa remains closed.
OPP report that Highway 17 is closed from the Sault to Echo Bay due to white out conditions.
Intense snow squalls have once again closed Highway 17 north, this time from Heyden to Wawa.
OPP say they do not have any time frames as to how long the highway will be closed, snow squalls are expected to remain heavy along portions of eastern Lake Superior between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa for another 12 hours.
SaultOnline.com will update when information becomes available.