Highway 17 open after washout

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Traffic is moving again on Highway 17 south of Wawa following a road closure for most of the day Sunday.

Heavy rains washed out part of the roadway near Alona Bay on Sunday. The Highway was closed until early this morning.

Reports now say Highway 17 is open to alternating traffic.

Highway 17 North of Sault Ste. Marie in the Alona Bay area is now partially re–opened. The northbound lane has traffic moving intermittently in both directions for a three kilometre stretch. The southbound lane is still closed.

Please drive with caution in this area as work crews are working on the highway and be prepared to stop for traffic control signals that have been erected.