UPDATED: Highway 17 closed near Desbarats

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(JOHNSON TOWNSHIP, ON)-  On February 24, 2021, at approximately 10:09 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a tractor trailer that jackknifed on Highway 17 in Desbarats within Johnson Township. No injuries sustained.

Highway 17 is open in one direction and the other lane will remain closed to approximately 4:00 p.m.

The OPP will provide further information and updates of the road advisory as it becomes available.

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

Earlier Story @ 12:19 p.m.

Highway 17 is currently closed at Desbarats in both direction due to a crash, according to Ontario 511.

SaultOnline has received reports of a transport truck being jack-knifed in the area as well. We are unsure if the two are connected.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.