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Highway 20 eastbound reopens after 200-vehicle pileup

Sûreté du Québec officers are working to clear Highway 20's eastbound lanes after poor road conditions led to a massive pileup.
Sûreté du Québec officers are working to clear Highway 20's eastbound lanes after poor road conditions led to a massive pileup. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has reopened Highway 20 eastbound after officers have towed around 200 vehicles involved in a pileup Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened at around noon between kilometres 250 and 278 in Val-Alain. Several people were treated for minor injuries.

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Sgt. Claude Denis told Global News there is not an official cause for the pileup, however, there was poor visibility and the roads were icy.

Denis is asking drivers to avoid taking the roads if possible. If you must, Denis suggests slowing down and planning your trip using Quebec 511.

Watch below: Dozens of cars involved in two separate pileups on Highways 640 and 40 in Quebec

Dozens of cars involved in two separate pileups on Highways 640 and 40 in Quebec
Dozens of cars involved in two separate pileups on Highways 640 and 40 in Quebec

 

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