Edit: The scene has now been cleared. Police thank the public for their cooperation. 


A collision on Highway 17 near Richard Lake, between Kenora and Vermilion Bay, has caused a lane closure in the westbound lane. No word yet on any injuries. The incident was reported at roughly 9:45 a.m. Residents are asked to use caution in the area, and leave room for emergency responders.

Slick conditions are expected to continue throughout the day today and tomorrow, as a special weather statement calling for snow mixed with rain, and possibly freezing rain, is in effect. Drivers are urged to drive according to conditions.

A highway closure was caused by a jackknifed tractor trailer unit earlier this morning near the City of Kenora. That section of the highway has since been reopened.

For more information:
Slick conditions cause collision, highway reopened 

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