UPDATED-Road closure Hwy 542 from Mindemoya to Providence Bay

Updated at 4:23pm – Tuesday, January 7th 2014

Hwy 542 Mindemoya to Hwy 551 is now open again!

MINDEMOYAThe Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has closed Highway 542 from Mindemoya area to Providence Bay. The reason is due to near zero visibility at the west shore of Lake Mindemoya and severe drifting snow.

The OPP strongly encourages motorists to stay where they are until the weather clears. Most of the province is experiencing severe weather conditions which cause dangerous conditions for motorists.

The OPP will advise when the highway reopens.

For more information on weather and road conditions, dial 5-1-1 from your cellular phone or visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/index.shtml