HUGE PILE-UP CLOSES HIGHWAY 401 AT NAPANEE

Jan 29, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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A very bad day on the 401 near Napanee.

Police say several people have been injured in a huge pileup this morning involving at least 20 transport trucks and many other vehicles on Highway 401 east of Belleville.

Eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway have been closed between Highway 41 and Deseronto Road in Napanee.

Constable Jackie Perry of Napanee OPP says the scene stretches for about three kilometres – and several people were injured, although none of the injuries are life-threatening.

Police also say a bus was sent to the scene to pick up and shelter stranded motorists.

There’s no immediate word on when the highway will reopen and police are advising drivers to avoid the area.

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