Jan 19, 2022 at 07:15
At 5 this morning the highway was reopened. The City of Sault Ste. Marie has ended their significant weather event, and Environment Canada has ended their winter weather travel advisory.
School buses have been cancelled:
Jan 19, 2022 at 02:28
OPP have tweeted that the collision investigation and cleanup are completed at the Sand River.” The road remains closed due to the weather conditions”
Jan 19, 2022 at 00:18
Highway 17S of Wawa remains closed because of a fatal collision that occurred late yesterday afternoon.
Jan 18, 2022 at 17:37
ON511 is reporting three collisions on Highway 17:
- Collision on HWY 17 Both Directions at SAND RIVER RD (E). All lanes closed. – Hwy 17 is closed in Agawa Bay due to a collision. Updated January 18th at 1600
- Collision on HWY 17 Eastbound at HWY 101(E) – WAWA. Lane and EAST shoulder closed. Hwy 17 reduced to one lane in Wawa due to collision. Updated January 18th at 1615
- Collision on HWY 17 Eastbound at SEC HWY 563-BATCHAWANA. Lane and EAST shoulder closed. Hwy 17 reduced to one lane in Batchawana Bay due to collision. Updated January at 1615
Highway 17 remains closed between Wawa and the junction of Hwy 17/Hwy 563 at Batchawana Bay. Superior East OPP have advised that this is a serious collision and that the highway will remain closed for several hours.
At 16:43 – The City of Sault Ste. Marie declared a significant weather event. SSM Police Services advise “Drivers and pedestrians stay off area roads as much as possible during current weather conditions. If you must drive give yourself extra time, slow down drive according to conditions and keep an eye out for pedestrians.”
Roads are very poor in the Schreiber area (Hwy 17), and Hwy 17 remains closed from the Manitoba border to Ignace due to weather conditions.
If you are travelling you may want to consider staying put for the night.
Jan 18, 2022 at 17:01
Jan 18, 2022 at 16:31
Highway 17 to Sault Ste. Marie is closed due to a multiple vehicle collision. Wawa Fire, Algoma EMS and OPP are at the scene. There is no location at this time, although ON511 is reporting that the highway is close at the Sand River (16:16).
Northern Ontario Traffic Alerts have posts stating that this is a collision between a car and a snowplow at the Sand River Hill.
There is no opening time known at this time.