Snow squalls cause 96-car pileup outside Toronto

Vehicles are damaged after a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 400 near Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Barrie Advance, Rick Vanderlinde)
Vehicles are damaged after a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 400 near Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Barrie Advance, Rick Vanderlinde)

INNISFIL, Ontario (AP) — Police say blustery snow squalls caused a pileup of nearly 100 vehicles on a busy highway north of Toronto.

Ontarior provincial police spokesman Sgt. Dave Woodford officers counted 96 vehicles involved the chain-reaction crash Thursday morning on Highway 400’s southbound lanes.

No major injuries have been reported.

It happened after a snow squall moved into the region off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, creating whiteout conditions on the highway.

Provincial police reported several highway closures across southwestern Ontario on Thursday.

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