About 70 vehicles collide on Ottawa-area highway in thick fog

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OTTAWA - A series of chain-reaction crashes blamed on thick fog have shut down a stretch of Highway 416 northbound near Ottawa.
The pileups began just before 8 a.m. and a rescue worker says about 32 vehicles are involved in one crash, and up to 40 in another, south of the city.
At least three people have been taken to hospital and Ottawa transit buses have been called in to remove stranded motorists.
The southbound route is down to one lane to allow emergency crews access to vehicles in the northbound crashes.
The highway is slated to be closed for several hours.

Geographic location: Ottawa

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  • Brian
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    Sarah from N.S., I couldn't agree more!!

  • Sarah
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Time to stop blaming the weather conditions and put the blame where it belongs - on the idiots that drive like it's +30 and sunny!