(WAWA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment advises that Highway 17 is closed from Wawa to Batchewana due to deteriorating road and weather conditions.

A road closure is also set up at Highway 101 East from Wawa to Chapleau due to deteriorating road and weather conditions.

OPP advises motorists to exercise caution as driving conditions are hazardous at this time, so please stay off the roads unless emergent travel is required.

The O.P.P. will distribute details and updates of the road advisory as information becomes available.

Please do not call O.P.P. Provincial Communication Centres for road advisory updates or road condition information.

Visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website at ontario.ca/511, twitter @511Ontario or call 511 traveller’s information such as winter road conditions, construction reports, road closures, traffic reports, traffic cameras and interactive mapping.