Highway 17 north finally open!

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After almost 20 hours, Highway 17 north is now completely open report the OPP.

The highway was closed in different sections yesterday as strong snow squalls hit the area with winds gusting to over 70 km/h producing zero visibility at times.

Several vehicles were ditched by the blinding snow and others abandoned along the highway.

Early yesterday evening OPP closed the section from Heyden to Wawa as the weather deteriorated. Snow squalls are still expected to impact the area for a brief period tonight or overnight before some clearing for Friday.