There has been a pile up on the 401, which has closed the highway in both directions this afternoon (Tuesday, March 14th) near Kingston. A “mass casualty response team” is onsite, and they are tending to a potential chemical spill, as several 18 wheelers are involved.
One report has no fatalities, but travel on the 401 will be a challenge this afternoon as lake effect snow and whiteouts are causing multiple problems on the highway.
Expect upwards to 30 cm’s snow in some areas along the 401 corridor.
Travel is not advised.
The 401 is closed, in both directions, between Mallorytown and Reynolds Road. The detour is either Hwy 2 or the 1,000 Island Parkway.