05/12/2014 06:10 EDT | Updated 07/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Crash closes southbound Hwy. 400 at Hwy. 89

A multi-vehicle collision has closed the southbound lanes of Highway 400 south of Barrie.

Just after 6 a.m. Monday, Ornge air ambulance dispatched a helicopter to the intersection Highway 400 at Highway 89.

Possible alternate route

CBC Toronto traffic reporter Laurie Turcotte reports that southbound traffic is backed up to Innissfil Beach Road

She suggests southbound drivers may want to try taking Highway 27 and region rejoin Highway 400 at Highway 88.