Highway 17 Closed – Weather Advisory Issued


Highway 17 remains closed due to weather. The highway is closed in both directions at Batchawana.

Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Winter weather travel advisory in effect.

Local snow accumulations of 7 to 14 cm.
Local blowing snow due to wind gusts up to 60 km/h.

Today into tonight.

Widespread snow and local blowing snow this morning will change to lake effect flurries with the risk of snow squalls later this morning or this afternoon. The risk of snow squalls will continue tonight. Reduced visibility and poor travel conditions are expected.

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.


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