Provincial police say Highway 15 is closed in both directions in La Prairie on Montreal’s South Shore, after a multi-vehicle pileup Wednesday afternoon.
Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Sgt. Claude Denis said the collisions occurred at around 12:30 p.m. in the southbound direction of Highway 15 near kilometre 46.
Denis said there are injuries, but it is too early to say how many and how severe. Some have been rushed to hospital by ambulance, according to Radio-Canada.
Denis said unhurt occupants of other vehicles are being moved to safety by bus.
He said it is too early to estimate how many vehicles were involved or the cause of the pileup.