Highway 17 closed for the second time this week

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Weather, specifically the snow squalls off the lake, are to blame for today’s round of closures.

You can go as far as Batchawana, but anything further for the time being is closed.

Ontario 511 is reporting reduced visibility and the road conditions warranted closure through to Wawa.

Stay with SaultOnline for updates throughout the day.


  1. Aside from weather related issues closing the highway due to visibility there are other factors like poor, non adequate maintenance that make them a challenge to drive on at the best of times. Even when the death toll rises they stick with the substandard maintenance to save a few bucks.

  2. Closed or Locked In: It’s only closed where the signs are posted. People who live in between the closed signs on the highway use the highway as usual.

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