(VERMILLION BAY, ON) – With the significant rainfall occuring in the western side of the region today comes some localized flooding.
The Ontario Provincial Police report that Highway 17 is completely closed due to flooding west of Vermillion Bay.
UPDATE: Highway 17 near Dryden and Vermillion Bay now open as of 1:55pm.
Police tell us that Highway 594 is also closed due to the flooding.
Crews have been dispatched to sort out the issues and the road is hopefully going to be open as soon as possible.
Please, avoid the area and do not travel if you don’t have to. Police would like to remind everyone to drive safe.
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