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Trans-Canada Highway closed in N.L. after multi-vehicle pileup

Trans-Canada Highway closed in N.L. after multi-vehicle pileup
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DEER LAKE, N.L. -- Police have closed part of the Trans-Canada Highway in western Newfoundland due to a large pileup involving roughly a dozen vehicles including two tractor trailers.

RCMP spokeswoman Glenda Power says the accident happened in white-out conditions at about 10:20 a.m. local time today near Birchy Narrows.

She says it wasn t yet clear if anyone was injured, but that two tractor trailers and about 10 to 12 vehicles were involved.

Paramedics, fire crews and police were on scene.

Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the Deer Lake-Humber Valley area, indicating there could be snow squalls and blowing snow.
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