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Highway closes after 30-plus cars involved in collisions

01/20/2013 06:17 EST | Updated 03/22/2013 05:12 EDT
More than 30 vehicles were involved in a rapid series of collisions on a stretch of Highway 11, which the Ontario Provincial Police say resulted from people driving too quickly for the conditions on the road.

Police closed the northbound lanes of the highway between County Road 93 and Line 2 in Oro-Medonte, where the collisions occurred on Sunday afternoon amid high winds and blowing snow.

Three people suffered minor injuries in the collisions, OPP Const. George Silvestri said Sunday.

The northbound lanes of Highway 11 reopened at about 3:45 p.m.

Elsewhere in the province, a 100-kilometre stretch of highway was closed Sunday afternoon between Ottawa and the Quebec border because of dangerous conditions.

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