UPDATE: Highway 101 – Wawa to Chapleau has now been re-opened
Transport trucks are lined up along Highway 17 north of Wawa waiting for the all-clear to start rolling again, but that might not happen for another day or two.
Since Monday, Highway 17 at Batchawana has been closed due to persistent snow squalls dumping as much as 80cm on the area north of Goulais.
MTO Cameras show vehicular traffic made up mostly of transport trucks stalled on the highway until weather improves.
Environment Canada has issued another snow squall warning for areas north of Sault Ste. Marie.
Local snowfall accumulations of 20 to 40 cm is expected for today and tonight.
Discussion: Snow squalls are expected to move into the area early this morning and will be located mainly between Batchawana Bay and Montreal River Harbour. Snow squalls will drift South into Searchmont later this evening.
Sault Ste. Marie is not included in the snow squall warning but another 15cm is possible overnight in the city.