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Update: one lane open, Highway 17 W closed by flooding

The OPP are requesting that you stay away from this area.to allow crews to work as quickly and as safely as possible
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20181011 highway 17 flooding
Courtesy Sara Hannuksela

Update 12:30 p.m.

The Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is advising the public that highway 17 is now open to one lane from Wawa, to Batchawana.

Highway 101 from Wawa to Chapleau is also open to one lane. 

The OPP are requesting that the public remain away from this area. This will allow crews to work as quickly and as safely as possible. The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.

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Original story:

The Superior East Detachment of the OPP) says that highway 17 will be closed from Wawa, to Batchawana due to a road washout, causing both lanes of travel to be closed.

Highway 101 from Wawa to Chapleau will also be closed due to a road washout, causing both lanes of travel to be closed. 

The OPP are requesting that you stay away from this area.to allow crews to work as quickly and as safely as possible. 

The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available. No details on detours were provided.




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