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Updated: Hwy. 144 fully reopened after Saturday hydro pole fire

Closure reported in the early evening of Feb. 10
Facebook user Luc Desbiens posted this image of a hydro pole fire in Dowling to the Facebook group Hwy. 144 Chelmsford to Timmins.

Updated Feb. 10 at 2:15 p.m.

The highway has been fully reopened, the MTO reported in the early morning of Feb. 11.

Updated Feb. 10 at 8:10 p.m.

The highway has been partially reopened, the MTO has reported.

Original story:

Highway 144 is closed in both directions at Sturgeon Street in Dowling due to a fire.

The MTO first reported the road closure at 5:19 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

A user on the Facebook group "Hwy. 144 Chelmsford to Timmins" reported the closure is due to a hydro pole fire in the area.

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