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UPDATE Flooding impedes traffic on Highway 17 near Vermilion Bay

Roadway is covered in water, Ministry of Transportation reports.
highway 17 near Vermilion Bay
A photo posted on May 10, 2022 shows Highway 17 completely covered in water east of Vermilion Bay (Facebook/

VERMILION BAY, ON — Flooding continues to disrupt traffic on various sections of highway in Northwestern Ontario.

The Ministry of Transportation initially reported Highway 17 east of Vermilion Bay was closed due to a washout Tuesday night.

At mid-morning Wednesday, updated information posted online on Ontario 511 showed traffic control through that section had resumed with a pilot vehicle in place.

A detour remained available for smaller vehicles.

The ministry also reports two additional new incidents.

Highway 599 is closed 15 km south of Pickle Lake due to a washout.

Highway 641 is also closed because of a washout just north of the Highway 17A junction in Kenora.




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