Wawa Under Water - State of Emergency Declared - PHOTOS
Craig Huckerby for local2 sault ste. marie
October 26th, 2012 at 8:20am | Last Updated at 2:14pm
The Ontario Provincial Police Superior East Wawa Detachment advise that Highway 17 at Wawa continues to be closed both north bound and south bound. The highway has been closed as a result of high levels of water has caused the road to erode away. Currently the Municipality of Wawa has declared a state of emergency.
Highway 101 just east of Wawa is now open. OPP advise motorists to drive with caution for the first 10 kilometres when leaving Wawa. Residents on Michipicoten First Nation and Long Beach Road are currently unable to leave those areas due to road erosion in multiple places. The Wawa Municipal Public Works Department is currently on scene and working to make the road passable for emergency purposes.
OPP urge the public to remain off the roadways unless absolutely necessary.
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