18-Vehicle Crash Sends Drivers To Hospital

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Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash involving 18 vehicles on Hwy. 6, just south of Arthur.

Wellington County OPP say police officers along with Wellington North Fire Services, Mapleton Township Fire Rescue, and Guelph-Wellington EMS responded to the large crash on Saturday just after 4pm. Police say blowing snow and gusting winds have created very difficult driving conditions along with poor visibility.

The three people transported to hospital suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Arthur Community Centre was opened for the other drivers involved in the collision to keep them warm during the ongoing police investigation.

Hwy. 6 was closed for around 2.5 hours from Wellington Rd. 109 to Wellington Rd. 17.  It has since been reopened.