At 11:45 a.m. Highway 17 between Wawa and Batchawana was reopened.
EARLIER (Dec 14, 2016 @ 08:09) –
At 2:43 a.m. the Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advised that Hwy 17 from Batchawana to Wawa had been closed due to whiteout conditions. The highway remains closed at this time (8 a.m.). The screenshot to the right shows the weather pattern at 8:10 a.m.
Environment Canada stated that snow squalls continue, Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate. West to east snow squalls will begin to shift south Wednesday afternoon. Local snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 centimetres are likely under the most intense snow squalls overnight and Wednesday (11:57 p.m. Tuesday night).
According to the Algoma District School Board website: All transportation services are operating as scheduled for Chapleau, Hornepayne, Wawa, White River.