Local police continue to investigate after a number of traffic hazards have been found on Highway 17 in Renfrew County.

The first incident was reported by the Renfrew OPP last month (January 8th, 2021) and involved rocks slightly larger than basketballs that were found on the Highway near Logo’s Land in Whitewater Region.

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP started investigating last night (February 7th, 2021) around 3:20am after debris was found on Highway 17 near Sawmill Road in Laurentian Valley.

Police say the debris was reported by a motorist and consisted of several vehicle rims that were found on the roadway. The motorist did not collide with the rims.

Officers have seized the rims and the OPP Forensic Identification Services team is assisting with the investigation.

In recent weeks the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP and Renfrew OPP have responded to a number of incidents involving found debris on Highway 17.

Motorists are advised to be alert and watch for debris, especially in the early morning hours on Highway 17.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-735-0188 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.valleytips.ca.

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