Updated April 23 at 8:10 a.m.
Highway 17 remains closed between Mattawa and Deep River due to a washed out portion of the highway just west of Bissett Creek, the OPP tweeted Tuesday morning.
A detour is available at North Bay via Highway 60. The highway was first closed Sunday.
The North Bay OPP said in a tweet that they've handed out several tickets to people caught driving on the closed highway.
#Hwy17 is closed at Bissett Creek (East of Mattawa) for an extended period of time due to flooding. Detour from North Bay is #Hwy60. #NorthBayOPP has laid several tickets for people driving on the closed hwy after ignoring all of these signs! Stay off the closed hwy! ^sc pic.twitter.com/FEpOhyKk34— OPP North East (@OPP_NER) April 23, 2019
A major stretch of Hwy 17 has been closed until further notice due to flooding and wash-out.
Both directions of the highway have been closed from Banting Drive/Wylie Road in Deep River to Powell Lake Trail in Bisset Creek.
Motorists are reminded that driving on a closed highway could result in a fine of $110 and three demerit points upon conviction.