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12 people sent to hospital after three pile-ups south of Montreal as winter storm hits Quebec

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jan 17, 2022

A dozen people were taken to hospital for minor injuries after three pile-ups involving nearly 75 vehicles blocked freeways south of Montreal on Monday as parts of Quebec were battered by a major snowstorm.

Highway 20 eastbound in Boucherville, on the South Shore of Montreal, has reopened after 18 vehicles were involved in a collision. Four people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Westbound Highway 30 near Saint-Constant, also on the South Shore, is expected to reopen shortly after an accident involving up to 40 vehicles at two sites a few hundred yards apart, provincial police said. of Quebec. Eight people involved in the crash were taken to hospital.

Highway 10 eastbound in Carignan, southeast of Montreal, reopens after a collision of 15 vehicles. No one was injured in this incident.

In a tweet, the Sûreté du Québec warned drivers that weather conditions make driving difficult in some areas and called on drivers to limit their movements.

“If you do hit the road, adapt your driving to current conditions,” the force said.

A spokesperson for Transports Québec, Bruno Lacombe, suggests to motorists who absolutely have to move to drive with caution.

“The key is to reduce speed at freeway exits,” Lacombe said.

He advises motorists who have to travel between Montreal and Quebec to take Highway 40 instead of Highway 20.

“The key is to reduce speed at freeway exits,” Lacombe said.

He advises motorists who have to travel between Montreal and Quebec to take Highway 40 instead of Highway 20.

With files from The Canadian Press