Highway 17 east and west was completely closed for about four hours early this morning. A southbound tractor trailer hauling hay was burning at the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 17. Superior East OPP – Wawa Detachment closed the highway and members of the Wawa Fire Department worked on putting out the fire. The tractor was destroyed and most of the load on the first trailer was pulled off, spread out and soaked with water to prevent the fire from spreading.
At the time of this report the highway is open to one lane.