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UPDATED: Highway 17 east of Mattawa now open after collision

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Update #2 OPP says that Highway 17 east of Mattawa is open in both directions.

Update #1: The OPP is asking motorists to avoid Highway 17 between North Bay and the Upper Ottawa Valley.

OPP says a collision between Bissett Creek Road and Brent Road, east of Mattawa and west of Deux Rivieres has closed traffic completely. The highway is expected to remain closed in both directions through Friday afternoon.

Details are few, but a motorist has called Moose FM to say that Highway 17 east of Mattawa is closed due to a multi-vehicle collision. The caller says that the highway is blocked near Bissett Creek, approximately 50km from Mattawa.

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Reports say that the crash itself happened closer to Deux Rivieres and that the highway is closed from Mattawa to Deep River. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP is responding and handling the investigation at this early stage.

Moose FM and mynorthbaynow.com will update this story as more details become available.

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