The Ministry of Transportation has shut down Highway 17 between Kenora and Ignace due to the poor winter driving conditions.

All lanes are closed between the Highway 17 A East Junction near Kenora and Lakeshore Drive South in Ignace. There’s no timeline on when the highway is expected to reopen.

The region is expected to get hit with 10 to 15 cm of snow Tuesday into Tuesday evening bringing with it heavy winds gusts up to 50 km/h causing limited visibility. 

Shortly before 11 a.m., the Ministry of Transportation closed Highway 17 between Kenora and Dryden due to the conditions.

Click here to check the current road conditions on the Fix Auto Road Report page and if you see anything on the roads that we should know about, call or text us on the Sounds and Systems Talk and Text Line at 807-468-4487.