BARRIE, Ont. — Authorities say a major highway in southern Ontario has been closed in both directions to deal with a collision involving dozens of vehicles.
Local fire officials say there are treating several people with minor injuries after the crash on Highway 400 near Barrie, Ont., which they say involves between 50 and 70 vehicles.
Barrie Fire public information officer Samantha Hoffman says the collision occurred around 10 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the highway.
Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says there is zero visibility in the area with heavy snow and blowing snow causing problems.
Schmidt has posted videos of the scene online that show dozens of vehicles smashed together, including several transport trucks and one fuel tanker, with numerous cars also in the ditch.
Schmidt says there are upwards of 30 vehicles involved in the crash.