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Two-vehicle collision closes Highway 17 near Bonfield (Update: reopened)

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Update: 10:55 p.m.

Highway 17 near Bonfield re-opened in both directions at approximately 10:10 p.m. this evening, says the North Bay Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police.

Original story: 9:40 p.m.

The North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police say Highway 17 near Bonfield is currently closed in the wake of a two-vehicle collision.

There is a detour available via Development Road but the estimated duration of the highway closure is unknown at this time.

"The OPP will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available," say police. "Please do not call OPP Provincial Communication Centres for road advisory updates or road condition information."

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