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

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.


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.


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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