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Highway 17 open after serious collision

The highway was closed around 1:30 yesterday afternoon

Highway 17 W reopened last night around 9:45 after what OPP termed a "serious collision."

No details from OPP yet but the highway was closed around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.

See: Flames visible in highway 17 collision

Traffic Collision experts are on scene to collect evidence. The accident occurred close to Yelleck. 

Flames were visible along with heavy smoke in the collision which involved a transport and another smaller vehicle.  

There are reports of possible fatalities, but no confirmation.

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