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Major multi-vehicle pileup closes Highway 401 near Brighton, Ont.

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Friday, January 24, 2014, 4:58 PM -

At least six people are injured in a  multi-vehicle crash that has closed the eastbound Highway 401 near Brighton, Ontario.  

The highway was shut down just before noon Friday after the collisions and have not announced when the roadway will reopen.

Police say a total of 25 vehicles and 12 transport trucks were involved in the collisions.

Detours have been set up for eastbound traffic.

All injuries related to the crash appear to be non-life threatening.


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Environment Canada issued a special weather statement early Friday warning of snow and gusty winds of up to 80 km/h.

Snow began falling in the area Friday morning, resulting in slick roads and reduced visibility.

Witnesses said that at the time of the crash, visibility had been reduced to 25 or 30 feet.

Multiple accidents are being reported on southern Ontario roadways due to the conditions.

With files from The Canadian Press

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