-- Update --

Highway 17 has been closed between Rhyner's Road and 83 Road due to a washout.

-- Original Story --

Highway 17 east of Vermilion Bay remains open, but is underwater.

Water from Eagle River spilled its banks earlier this month and has been slowly encroaching on the highway.

As of 3:35 p.m., Highway 17 remains open according to the Ministry of Transportation. 

A number of roadways across the region are either closed or washed out.