Whiteouts on Highway 401 near Gan

A tow truck pulls a tractor-trailer out of the ditch on Highway 401 after whiteouts hit the area around Gananoque, Ont. on Feb. 12, 2016. (@OPP_ER/Twitter via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE ā€“ Drivers near Gananoque are dealing with whiteout conditions Friday afternoon.

A section of eastbound lanes of Highway 401 were closed after a 10 vehicle collision with heavy flurries in the area around mile marker 657 to 659.

The section of road has since reopened as of 2 p.m., according to 511Ontario.

Tow trucks were on the scene pulling a tractor-trailer out of the ditch.

Police are dealing with a number of crashes on Highway 401 Friday afternoon, mostly due to people not driving to the conditions.

There’s no word on any injuries.

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