UPDATE: Fatal collision on Highway 7 in Drummond-North Elmsley, highway has now re-opened

A reader-submitted photo of Highway 7 near Drummond Con. 7 following a fatal collision on Jan. 24.

UPDATE: OPP posted to X on the evening of Jan. 24 that the highway has now re-opened.

At about 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, OPP posted to X that their Lanark detachment is now investigating a fatal collision on Highway 7 in Drummond-North Elmsley.

“One person [is] deceased,” reads the post. “Highway 7 will remain closed for a prolonged period” between Drummond Con. 7 and Westshore Drive while the investigation is underway.

Police advise people to plan an alternate route; detours will be marked.

The initial post to X about the highway closure came at about 10:40 on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 24.

No further information is available at this time, but Lanarkist will provide updates as they are made available.

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