WATCH: A nearly 100 vehicle pileup closes the 400 near Barrie

OPP now say 96 vehicles involved and the major highway will be closed for most of the day...

A major crash in whiteout conditions closed a major highway north of Toronto for a number of hours.

Highway 400 was closed in both directions between Highway 89 and Mapleview Drive after a crash at Innisfil Beach Road around 9 a.m.

Police say 96 vehicles were involved, with three people taken to hospital. However police say there were no serious injuries reported.

Callers speaking with Jerry Agar on Newstalk1010, report hearing the sounds of crunching metal as more and more vehicles kept slamming into the pile.

Dave Philips is the Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada and spoke with Newstalk1010's Jerry Agar.

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      1. john posted on 02/27/2014 12:20 PM
        i cant wait to see if the insurance companys will use this as a lame ass excuse to raise prices .
        1. dama posted on 02/27/2014 02:11 PM
          @john The insurance company will not use this as a lame arse excuse, they will tell you so, blatantly.

          We lost again..
        2. Karl Burgin posted on 02/27/2014 03:31 PM
          @john Aww...
          ..and here I was looking forward to my 15% discount...
      2. Scott posted on 02/27/2014 03:06 PM
        So, raise the rates for people that commute to Toronto from barrie !
        1. dama posted on 02/27/2014 04:37 PM
          @Scott and North of Barrie,, they dont have to do emission testing..

          The Liberal really fxxk us good.. and the 15% NDP asked for
          am I the only one still waiting ??

          We lost again..
      3. Joe from the outerlimits posted on 02/28/2014 06:45 AM
        Just like the kids commercials from the 70s for the toy Smash up Derby. Smash, bag crash em up Smash up derby is fun! Drive like idiots through a whiteout what do you expect! Got get to the Republic of Toronto for work as Mike from the hinterland says? Raise the insurance rates on the idiots not on us! We know how to drive in the outer limits outside of the Republic of Toronto! We have feet of snow in the outer limits!
      4. Jason posted on 02/28/2014 12:09 PM
        see that blue car in the ditch? kudos to that person - someone who was cautious enough, under these conditions, to avoid a crash.
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