At least a dozen cars and several trucks were involved in a major multi-vehicle crash on Highway 15 in the La Prairie region in Montérégie on Wednesday.
Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police said the incident happened around 12:15 p.m. on the southbound highway between the Matte and Montcalm exits.
SQ spokesperson Claude Denis said he could confirm that there are multiple injuries but could not confirm how many, nor their severity. He could also not confirm how many vehicles were involved in the crash.
Denis said firefighters and first responders are on the scene and buses have been sent to begin evacuating people.
Highway 15 south is closed at the Matte exit.
Quebec Premier François Legault commented on the crash, saying that Transport Minister François Bonnardel is following the situation closely.
He added that his thoughts are with those affected. Bonnardel said the situation is alarming.
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