Tractor Trailer Loaded With Cattle Catches Fire Near Alona Bay Lookout

Drivers are being warned to expect delays between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie after a tractor trailer fire near the Alona Bay lookout.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed a northbound tractor-trailer ended up on the southbound side of Highway 17 early Sunday evening - likely between 5 and 5:30 pm.

The vehicle ended up catching fire, though it's unclear at this time how the fire started.

The trailer was loaded with cattle, some of whom died, while others were released and rounded up.

Highway 17 was closed for a few hours, then reopened with lane reductions - it is now fully open, though there is a speed reduction in force for that area, and drivers are warned to expect delays as some live cattle need to be removed from the upper area of the trailer after dead cattle are removed from the lower section - then the trailer can be removed.

Charges are not expected, and police are not investigating the incident any further.