UPDATE: 7AM Highway 17 north has now been re-opened.
SaultOnline.com has learned that a portion of Highway 17 north has been closed due to weather conditions. The highway is closed from Batchawana Bay through to Wawa.
The area is currently being hit with heavy snow showers associated with a low pressure system tracking into the Great Lakes. Forecasts call for up to 20cm locally. Reports from north of the city indicate poor visibility and heavy snow.
Snow is likely to end sometime Friday morning . No word on how long the highway will be closed.