Hwy 17 east of Mattawa openFriday, October 04, 2013 by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay OPP advise motorists that Hwy 17 east of Mattawa is now open.
On October 4, 2013, at approximately 12:01 p.m. officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Mattawa Detachment and members of the Highway Safety Division responded to a collision on Highway 17/Valois Drive in the town of Mattawa..
A tractor trailer travelling westbound transporting two towable log slashers when one of the log slashers hit the train trussel. As a result, the log slasher bounced off the trussel and hit an eastbound tractor trailer which was carrying lumber. The log slasher came to rest in the westbound lane causing both lanes of traffic to be closed. Traffic is being re-routed.
The driver of the tractor trailer carrying lumber suffered minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and charges pending.
North Bay OPP advise motorists that as 12:44pm Hwy 17 east of Mattawa is closed due to a tractor trailer collision with OVR overpass just east of the Town of Mattawa.
There is no detour available at this time and the estimated duration of closure is unknown.