Major vehicle pile-up on 401 in Kingston

The westbound lanes of Highway 401 remain closed in the Kingston area following a major vehicle pile-up on Sunday afternoon.

OPP, Frontenac Paramedics, Kingston Police and Kingston Fire & Rescue responded to the area of the 401 between Highway 15 and Montreal St following reports of a serious collision involving 20 to 30 vehicles shortly after 2:30 p.m.

OPP confirmed that at least one person suffered serious, life-threatening injuries.

Kingston General Hospital was placed under a Code Orange, which is a protocol intended to prepare the hospital to deal with mass casualties due to an incident external to the hospital.

Kingston Transit also responded with several buses to assist in sheltering dozens of affected travellers in the white-out conditions.

This is a developing story. More to come…