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Highway re-opens after deadly 50-car pileup in Quebec

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Thursday, February 8, 2018, 9:38 AM - Quebec provincial police re-opened Highway 20 Wednesday night following a fatal pileup amid a snowy, blustery day in the province.

At least one person, a man in his 70s, is dead following the 50-car pileup involving dozens of vehicles on the westbound lane of Highway 20 near Mont-Saint-Hilaire south of Montreal, which forced road closures in both directions.

About 15 people suffered minor injuries. Several transport trucks were involved in the crash.

The accident occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday and the highway was re-opened just before 6 p.m. Heavy snow was falling at the time. That, combined with blowing winds, made for reduced visibility.

Photos courtesy of Vincent Unterberg

Another multi-vehicle crash occurred on Highway 30 westbound between Highways 730 and 930. No injuries have been reported, and it's unclear how many cars were involved.

A Texas Low brought widespread snow to Quebec Wednesday and another late-week system moves in on Friday bringing additional snow for the weekend.

Sources: CBC | Photo courtesy: Vincent Unterberg

VIDEO: Multiple crashes reported in Quebec:

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