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Massive Snow Squall Causes 100-Car Pileup In Toronto

A Canadian highway was shut down on Thursday after sudden, fierce winter weather caused a multi-car collision.

1. A huge snow squall struck the outskirts of Toronto this morning, making for a dangerous morning commute.

3. The weather change was sudden and led to limited visibility.

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Adam Stanley@n_adam_stanley

10 minutes ago it was so bright and sunny I needed shades. Now, in the middle of a surprise snow squall. FU nature.

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6. It was blamed for a near 100-car pileup on a highway north of Toronto.

Here's the front of the pileup on Highway 400, as seen from our chopper. 96 vehicles involved.

— Chris Kitching (@chriskitching)

EXTENDED: Dozens of vehicles crumpled in pileup on Highway 7A near Port Perry, Ont.: http://t.co/8yrelgbrkv

— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto)

Sgt. Woodford: "A lot of people are still being looked at by EMS with cuts and bruises." http://t.co/4QA6ZWXkcw

— Global News Toronto (@globalnewsto)

10. No major injuries were reported, according to the Toronto Star.

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Austin Hunt is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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