Highway closed after crash


There are few details at this time, but Highway 17 is closed in both directions following a crash west of Chalk River.

Laurentian Hills firefighters were first called out to the scene just after 10 pm Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police and Renfrew County paramedics also attended.

There appeared to be no major injuries, although one person was lifted into a waiting ambulance for treatment and possible transport to hospital.

It appears two westbound vehicles were involved in the accident. One ended up in the north ditch with both front air bags deployed.

The North Renfrew Times will update information on the crash and highway closure as it becomes available.

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