Since this weekend, visibility outside has been horrible. There have been numerous warnings to avoid driving in such conditions, but in some circumstances, you have no choice but to get on the highway during winter storms like our current one. 

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TL;DR A major accident took place at 9:30 a.m. this morning on Quebec's Highway 175. Blowing snow caused several vehicles to pile-up, leading to the closure of the highway. More details and photos below.

Well, due to such poor conditions, including heavy blowing snow across Quebec's Highway 175, several vehicles were involved in a life threatening accident at 9:30 a.m. this morning.

The collision occurred in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, where police cannot comment on how many cars were involved or if anyone was seriously injured. At this time all we know is that Highway 175 southbound is now closed off. 

The photos below were taken by Marc Therreault, the driver of the first vehicle involved in the pile-up. He remained at the scene of the accident as the Sûreté du Québec arrived. 

Via Marc Therreault

Via Marc Therreault

Several cars slid off the road.

Via Marc Therreault

Via Marc Therreault

Via Marc Therreault

This photo shows just how poor visibility is in the area.

Therreault says he was luckily able to avoid major damage and left the scene unscathed. 

Stay tuned for more information and major updates on the serious accident.


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