Tractor Trailer Collision closes Hwy 17 between Upsala and Shabaqua

UPDATED

Nov 1, 2017 @ 15:31

One lane is open at the collision site. OPP are conducting traffic – expect delays.

Nov 1, 2017 @ 15:10

There is coffee, tea, fresh baked cookies, and homemade soup at the community center, the first turn into Upsala. The girls are there now stocking up. Will be a few more hours at least before things get moving is what we’ve been told. The cookies are great. Clean bathrooms, tv. ~ via Rachel, Upsala (3:08 p.m.)

 

Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:55

On November 1, 2017 at approximately 8:30 a.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17,  40 km West of Shabaqua. Two Commercial Motor Vehicles (tractor trailer units) collided and Highway 17 is completely closed at this time.

 

Two people have been confirmed deceased as a result of the collision. Their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

 

Highway 11, through Atikokan is available as an alternate route for traffic travelling Westbound.

 

Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are at the scene and  the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been deployed.

 

Nov 1, 2017 @ 10:44

On November 1, 2017 at approximately 8:30 a.m. officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17,  40 km West of Shabaqua. Two Commercial Motor Vehicles (tractor trailer units) collided and Highway 17 is completely closed at this time.

 

Highway 11, through Atikokan is available as an alternate route for traffic travelling East or West.

 

Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are attending the scene to assist with the investigation.

 

Nov 1, 2017 @ 10:01

 

Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have advised that Highway 17 between Upsala and Shabaqua is closed due to a serious MVC involving two tractor trailer units. There is no estimated time of reopening.

 

2 comments

  1. Sitting at Upsala, haven’t moved in 3 hours. The collision is 38 km away from me should be a slow crawl all the way to 11, if we ever get moving. Grateful for the news report and picture.

  2. There is coffee, tea, fresh baked cookies, and homemade soup at the community center, the first turn into Upsala. The girls are there now stocking up. Will be a few more hours at least before things get moving is what we’ve been told. The cookies are great. Clean bathrooms, tv.

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