PRESCOTT, Ontario - As many as 20 vehicles, including tractor-trailers, have piled up in a massive crash near the Highway 401/416 interchange.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 401 have been closed since about 4:30 p.m. as emergency crews sift through the carnage.
There have been multiple reports of injuries, including word that at least one tractor-trailer was on fire.
The severity of the injuries is not known.
Reports from the scene paint a bleak picture, with shredded vehicles and mangled steel littering the highway.
The cause of the accident is not known, but vicious snowsqualls have been blowing through the area Friday.