Ontario Police Clear Blocked Highways After Massive Snowstorm

Crews worked to clear crashes and disabled vehicles in Ontario on Tuesday, January 18, after a record-breaking winter snowstorm hit the area Monday.

Video posted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region shows a stuck semi-truck on Highway 401 westbound near Port Hope. Only one of three lanes was open for traffic, and drivers were warned to expect delays, police said.

According to OPP Constable Simpson, two tractor trailers were pulled from a ditch and the blocked lanes reopened later Tuesday.

During Monday’s storm, the OPP deployed snowmobiles to search for stranded motorists. Credit: OPP Central Region via Storyful

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