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OPP: Conditions deteriorating on Hwy 11 and 17, stay home if you can

Police advising travellers to delay or cancel plans if possible

With freezing rain warnings in place across the region (from Huntsville to Sudbury and over to Temiskaming and New Liskeard), the Ontario Provincial Police are warning drivers to skip travel plans if you can.

In a tweet over the noon hour, the OPP said the conditions on the main northern highway arteries, Highway 11 and Highway 17, continue to deteriorate as the day goes on.

The provincial police service recommends drivers delay or cancel travel plans until conditions improve.

Conditions are expected to improve across the region later today as temperatures climb above freezing.

Of course, if you really want to be safe, you could always wait until this weekend when forecasters predict the mercury will climb to 10 degrees under sunny skies.