UPDATE: (10:36 AM) Highway 17 has been reported as open again, and traffic is beginning to flow.

From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:

According to MPPD spokesman, Maj. Stan Gragg, traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road to get around the affected intersection.

Traffic is piling up on Hwy17, so avoid the area if possible.

Gusty winds continue across the area in the wake of a strong front that moved through overnight.

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