Snow squalls cause 96-car pileup outside Toronto


Vehicles are damaged after a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 400 near Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Provincial police say a massive multi-vehicle pileup has closed Highway 400 and it will likely remain closed for much of the day. Police say as many as 96 vehicles were involved in the series of collisions early in the morning. No major injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Barrie Advance, Rick Vanderlinde) | Zoom

INNISFIL, Ontario (AP) - Police say blustery snow squalls caused a pileup of nearly 100 vehicles on a busy highway north of Toronto.

Ontarior provincial police spokesman Sgt. Dave Woodford officers counted 96 vehicles involved the chain-reaction crash Thursday morning on Highway 400's southbound lanes.

No major injuries have been reported.

It happened after a snow squall moved into the region off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, creating whiteout conditions on the highway.

Provincial police reported several highway closures across southwestern Ontario on Thursday.


(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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