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Visibility improving on Hwy 401 in Kingston: OPP

Driving on a divided highway in white out conditions. (Getty) Driving on a divided highway in white out conditions. (Getty)

Ontario Provincial Police says visibility is improving, but driving conditions are still poor in Kingston, Ont. area due to heavy snow.

OPP issued a traffic advisory Tuesday asking people to take precautions while driving on Highway 401.

Heavy snow and poor visibility was impeding drivers Tuesday morning, OPP said in a post on social media.

Headlights should also be on due to the highway’s poor visibility, OPP added.

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for the Kingston area, calling for 5 to 15 cm of snow on Tuesday.

“Lake effect snow will continue to affect the area today,” Environment Canada said in a statement.

“Travel along portions of Highway 401 may be hazardous at times."

In an update Tuesday afternoon, police said one lane of Highway 401 was closed between Highway 15 and Montreal Road in Kingston because there had been five collisions involving about 10 vehicles in that area. 

No one was reported hurt, but it will take time to remove some of the vehicles, police said.

The snow will taper off late this afternoon before becoming mainly cloudy overnight, the weather agency says on its website. Top Stories

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