Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Lifestyles
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Multi-vehicle pileup shuts down part of Quebec highway amid blowing snow

MONTREAL - Blowing snow and strong winds caused an estimated 150 traffic accidents in Quebec on Monday, with at least two deaths attributed to the blustery conditions.

Part of a major Quebec highway was shut down after a multi-vehicle smash-up that left seven people seriously injured and many others stranded.

A man died in Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal, when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer.

In Saint-Georges, about 100 kilometres southeast of Quebec City, a woman was killed in a head-on collision with a truck.

And, a third death occurred on Highway 30 in the Vaudreuil-Dorion area off the western tip of the island of Montreal when two tractor-trailers collided, killing one of the drivers.

Visibility was reduced to zero in some places as snow was blown around by strong winds.

Provincial police spokesman Gino Pare said about 30 people were trapped in their vehicles after trucks and cars crashed into each other on Highway 15 south in the Laurentians north of Montreal.

Firefighters, police and ambulance crews used the jaws of life to pry people out of their vehicles.

The highway was closed in two directions around Mirabel and Ste-Adele while emergency crews freed the vehicles' occupants and tow trucks hauled away the wrecks.

Provincial police also reported a 20-car pileup near Levis but there were no serious injuries.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Submit a Random Act of Kindness
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media