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Highway 400 reopen after closure due to whiteout conditions, multi-vehicle crash

BARRIE, Ont. — Highway 400 has reopened in both directions after bring closed for hours due to whiteout conditions and a series of collisions. Ontario Provincial Police announced the lanes had reopened around 9 p.m. Monday.

BARRIE, Ont. — Highway 400 has reopened in both directions after bring closed for hours due to whiteout conditions and a series of collisions.

Ontario Provincial Police announced the lanes had reopened around 9 p.m. Monday.

Police shut down the major artery Monday afternoon from Highway 88 outside of Bradford, Ont., to Mapleview Drive in Barrie, Ont.

They said at the time that snow squalls caused whiteout conditions on the highway north of Toronto, leading to limited visibility and dangerous driving conditions.

Police later said more than 11 vehicles were involved in a crash.

They said "numerous" people were injured but did not provide details of their condition.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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