A section of Highway 17 is now being referred to as On Your Own Zone after the cancellation of an extraction agreement with Fire Services.
The 30 kilometer stretch lost services after the extraction agreement dissolved between the Township of Head, Clara and Maria, the Township of Laurentian Hills and the Town of Deep River.
This means in the event of a serious accident, there will be no fire services deployed, including extraction.
There are no talks at the moment of bringing any fire services back to the area.