UPDATE: Highway 17 north Re-opened


UPDATE: 4:30PM OPP advise that the highway is now re-opened.

Persistent lake effect snows and snow squalls has led to the closure of Highway 17 north between Highway  between Hwy 563 and Wawa due to Deteriorating weather conditions says the OPP.  The highway was closed at approximately 2pm Thursday.

Heavy lake effect snow has reduced visibility, causing dangerous driving conditions from Sault Ste. Marie north to the Wawa area.

OPP do not know how long the highway will be closed, though squalls are expected to come to and end within the next 6 hours.


  1. Seems mother nature and father winter are currently having a little tet-a-tet… I hope they reconcile their differences soon. I’m fast running out of places to put all this dam snow.

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