Highway 400 Closed in Both Directions After Multiple Car Collision Near Barrie

By The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
February 25, 2019 Updated: February 25, 2019

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 on Feb. 25.

Local fire officials say they 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.