Pileups on Ontario highway

Highway 401, a major Ontario route stretching

from Windsor all the way to Quebec's border, has been the scene of two

large-scale pileups recently. A pileup of at least 50 vehicles formed near

Woodstock, Ont., on Friday, Feb. 1. Only a week earlier, on Friday, Jan. 25, an

80-vehicle pileup blocked the highway near Toronto.

Dozens of vehicles are involved in a major pileup on Highway 401 east of Toronto
Highway 401 pileup
Dozens of vehicles are involved in a major pileup on Highway 401 east of Toronto
A massive pileup involving at least 50 vehicles on Highway 401 has forced the closure of the eastbound lanes near Woodstock, Ont., while police investigate.
50 car pileup on Ontario highway
A massive pileup involving at least 50 vehicles on Highway 401 has forced the closure of the eastbound lanes near Woodstock, Ont., while police investigate.
Ontario Provincial Police say that a pileup on Highway 401 involved as many as 50 cars on Friday during snow squall conditions. A stretch of the eastbound lanes near Ingersoll remains closed for an investigation into the wreck.
Ontario Provincial Police say that a pileup on Highway 401 involved as many as 50 cars on Friday during snow squall conditions. A stretch of the eastbound lanes near Ingersoll remains closed for an investigation into the wreck.
Ontario Provincial Police say that a pileup on Highway 401 involved as many as 50 cars on Friday during snow squall conditions. A stretch of the eastbound lanes near Ingersoll remains closed for an investigation into the wreck.
A 10-kilometre-long stretch of Highway 401 near Woodstock, Ont., has reopened following a 50-car pileup.
A 10-kilometre-long stretch of Highway 401 near Woodstock, Ont., has reopened following a 50-car pileup.
A 10-kilometre-long stretch of Highway 401 near Woodstock, Ont., has reopened following a 50-car pileup.
The scene on westbound 401, east of Oshawa, Friday, Jan. 25.
The scene on westbound 401, east of Oshawa, Friday, Jan. 25.
The scene on westbound 401, east of Oshawa, Friday, Jan. 25.

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