Highway 400 reopens after after multi car pileup in Barrie

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Highway 400 has reopened in Barrie after a multi-car pileup that effected dozens of vehicles across the snow covered roadway. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the highway, just south of Maple view Drive, on Monday morning.

No major injuries have been reported, About 10 people were taken to hospital with some minor injuries as a precaution said the police.

Dozens of vehicles were involved in the crash, including several transport trucks and passenger vehicles.

The highway was closed in both directions between Mapleview Drive and Innisfil Beach Road while crews tended to the scene. The roads reopened around 5 p.m.

“Fortunately, this was not very serious at all, actually. It was significant in terms of vehicles involved, but nothing serious in terms of injuries,” Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said.

“I don’t know how fast the vehicles were going when this all got started.”

At the moment Police doesn’t have an exact number of vehicles that were involved in the crash.