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Updated: OPP say they've caught some drivers on closed portion of Hwy. 17

Highway has been closed from Mattawa to Deep River since Sunday due to flooding
The North Bay OPP tweeted this image April 23. (Supplied)

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.

Original story:

A major stretch of Hwy 17 has been closed until further notice due to flooding and a 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.