Sault Ste. Marie OPP says that Highway 17 North is closed (1:30 p.m. Monday) from Highway 556, Heyden, to Wawa due to deteriorating road and weather conditions.
OPP advise motorists to exercise caution as driving conditions are hazardous at this time.
The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.
The highway was closed between Batchawana Bay and Wawa this morning, and just before 2 p.m. this afternoon, that road closure was extended to between Heyden (a community closer to the Sault) and Wawa.
Sault Ste. Marie, like Sudbury, is under a freezing rain warning, while Wawa is under a snowfall warning.