It has been a crazy commute on the QEW between Hamilton and St. Catharines.
OPP were called to the Toronto-bound QEW just after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon after a chain reaction crash involving about 30 vehicles between Vineland and Beamsville.
A tractor trailer jack-knifed just east of Ontario Street in Beamsville.
OPP Sergeant Dave Woodford says collision calls were coming in at the rate of about one every two minutes during the afternoon commute.
He says there have been minor injuries, but only one person required an ambulance and that person’s injuries were not life-threatening.
OPP say the Toronto-bound lanes have partially reopened after being closed for about two hours.
Whiteout conditions off Lake Ontario caused zero visibility for motorists.
The City of Hamilton, meantime, has implemented its usual snow clearing and de-icing procedures.
It begins with Priority 1 roads such as the Linc, Red Hill Valley Parkway, escarpment crossings, arterial roads and areas of local concern.
Clearing high priority roads allows police, fire and ambulance vehicles safe travel on our streets.
Crews will move into residential streets this evening.
Residents are encouraged to park in driveways and stay off the roads where possible in order to assist in our snow clearing operations.
The city is reminding residents and businesses to be good neighbours and clear their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall.
Keeping sidewalks and walkways clear of snow and ice increases accessibility for all and reduces injuries caused by slip and falls.
And remember to uncover fire hydrants around your home.