OPP Close Down Highway 17 East of Marathon

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(WAWA, ON) – Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police have shut down all lanes of traffic in both directions for a portion of Highway 17 today.

The highway has been closed down since around 7:17 am this morning due to bad weather and road conditions.

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Police have the highway closed between Highway 101(E) near Wawa and Highway 563 near Batchwana, which is north of Wawa and east of Marathon.

Environment Canada has issued snow squall warnings in the area of the closure as well as surrounding areas.

The area is expected to get slammed with around 10 centimeters of snow during what is expected to be a intense weather event.

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The travelling public is advised to stay off the roads and wait for the storm to pass, if at all possible.

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