update – OPP advise one lane now open on Highway 17 North to Wawa and Highway 101 to Chapleau

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Mother nature is the boss - no question! Seasonal heavy rain will delay some travel plans for many. #NER #OPP in #Wawa advise #Hwy17 is closed due to washout of #Hwy17 approximately 25 KM south of #Wawa. No detours. Equipment enroute. photo via OPP on twitter, October 11, 2018

(updated) 3:00 pm, Thursday, October 11, 2018. – Highway 17 open to one lane –

(WAWA, ON) -The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public that highway 17 is now open to one lane from Wawa, Ontario to Batchawana.

Highway 101 from Wawa to Chapleau is also open to one lane.

The OPP are requesting that the public remain away from this area. This will allow crews to work as quickly and as safely as possible. The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.

Please do not call O.P.P. Provincial Communication Centres for road advisory updates or road condition information.

Visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website at ontario.ca/511, twitter @511Ontario or call 511 traveller’s information such as winter road conditions, construction reports, road closures, traffic reports, traffic cameras and interactive mapping.

photo via OPP on twitter, October 11, 2018 – posted 10:30 am.

(updated) 11:30 am Thursday, October 11, 2018.

The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public that highway 17 remains closed from Wawa, Ontario to Batchawana due to a road washout, causing both lanes of travel to be closed.

Highway 101 from Wawa to Chapleau will also be closed due to a road washout, causing both lanes of travel to be closed.

The OPP are requesting that the public remain away from this area. This will allow crews to work as quickly and as safely as possible. The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.

10:50 pm. (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)

511 Ontario Travel Information has reported that Highway 17 is closed in both directions south of Wawa to Batchawana Bay due to a road washout near Old Woman Bay.

Posted by Sara Hannuksela on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Flooding on HWY 17 in both directions between PINEWOOD DR, WAWA and SEC HWY 563-BATCHAWANA has necessitated the highway closure.  All lanes closed are closed at this hour.

Rain continues to be heavy north of the city and driving is treacherous.

Hwy 129 is also closed between the Jct of 101/129 (Chapleau highway) and Thessalon due to a sink hole. Highway 129 is closed south of Chapleau from highway 667 Sultan Road to Highway 17 in Thessalon.

Emergency Roadwork on HWY 129 continues in both Directions at HINCKLER RD-LANE TWP (E). All lanes closed.

Saultonline.com will update when more information becomes available.

 

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Lynne Brown
Algoma writer and reporter. Has written for special editions Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal. In the 80’s, Lynne worked for AutoTrader Magazine in rural Southwestern Ont. Trudging through farmers’ fields for a picture of a 56 Dodge Custom Royale was considered a very good day. Special interests include issues relating to rural life, seniors, travel, history, community development and indigenous peoples. email to lynne@superiormedia.ca Twitter: @dlynnebrown.

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  1. Anyone have an update? It’s 11am now and 511 and ministry of transport have no updates, even when called.

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