Crash closes stretch of Hwy. 400 from Barrie to Innisfil

Highway 400 is closed in both directions between Mapleview Drive in Barrie and Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil due to a collision.

The crash involves three tractor-trailers.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said one tractor-trailer ended up in the ditch while another crashed into the guardrail.

One of the transport truck lost hundreds of liters of diesel fuel across the highway.

No serious injuries were reported but the highway has been shut down in both directions between Innisfil Beach Road and Mapleview Drive.

Schmidt said it will be a dicey morning for many commuters.

He added, “We’ve got rain falling all across the GTA. We’ve got snow and slush still across the highways, on the shoulders. We’ve got sheets of ice covering many parts of the highway.”

“We have multiple collisions involving transport trucks.”

It’s not known when the section of highway will reopen.

Schmidt said while the weather conditions weren’t ideal this morning, police believe the northbound transport truck driver is at fault and he has now been charged with careless driving.