The westbound lanes of Highway 417 near the Ontario-Québec border are closed following a collision involving two trucks.
The collision occurred when a westbound transport truck collided with a vehicle known as a "Truck Mounted Attenuator (also commonly referred to as Crash Truck)" which was stopped on a portion of the roadway where repair work was being conducted. The drivers of both involved vehicles have been transported to hospital with serious injuries.
Detours have been set up re-routing westbound traffic at the provincial border. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.
Over the past Easter holiday weekend, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry OPP officers charged 135 drivers with speeding.
Five motorists were charged with stunt driving, travelling more than 50 kilometres over the speed limit, while 20 people were not wearing seatbelts and two were distracted.
"With the return of warmer weather and summer activities comes an increase in traffic population on roadways - it is imperative that everyone focuses on safe driving," states SD&G OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Mike Mulhearn. "The lives of so many people depend on it - please do your part!"
Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailer units on Highway 401, eastbound near Boundary Road, South Glengarry Township. Eastbound traffic is being re-routed at the Boundary Road exit via Emergency Detour Routes (EDR - signs posted).
Adverse weather conditions continue to affect the area, motorists are urged to drive accordingly and be cognizant of emergency personnel and towing operators tending to scenes.
Bad road conditions
Adverse weather across the United Counties has caused several highway accidents yesterday and today. SD&G OPP officers responded to a total of 35 (Stormont-11, Dundas-9, Glengarry-15) mishaps.
One of them was a single vehicle collision involving a commuter on County Road 31 (north of County Road 43) in the Winchester area at 6:30 a.m. today (February 8). Two adult passengers suffered minor injuries.