Hwy 17 Closed East of Desberats due to a fatal MVC – UPDATE 6:39 am

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Collision scene at Desbarats.

6:38 a.m. – At 11:38 last night OPP issued a media release stating that the highway had been opened. There was no other information given.

5:22 p.m. –  OPP tweeted that one lane was open.

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EARLIER (17:09) – Blind River Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advises that Hwy 17 east of Desbarats is closed while OPP investigates a two vehicle MVC. It is not known at this time when the highway will reopen.

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OPP ask that drivers do not call O.P.P. Provincial Communication Centres for road advisory updates or road condition information.

MyAlgoma/MyWawa will advise as soon as OPP issue any further information.

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