Highway 416, 401, reopen after crash

Stretches of Highway 416 and 401 were closed after an overnight snowfall made for a slippery Thursday morning commute.
This overturned transport truck caused Highway 416 to be closed near Kemptville. (Ryan Gibson, CBC)

A slippery Thursday morning commute was a reminder for drivers that winter isn't quite over yet.

Snow began falling late Wednesday and continued into Thursday, coating roads and causing traffic issues in pockets of eastern Ontario.

Two dozen vehicles were off the road on Highway 416 near Kemptville Thursday morning, including a transport truck that has overturned in a ditch, according to Sgt. Kristine Rae of the OPP.

That incident closed all lanes of the highway at Roger Stevens Drive until around 11:45 a.m.

Highway 401 between Morrisburg and Iroquois reopened just after 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Ottawa paramedics said they were called to 12 crashes on Highway 416, but none of them resulted in serious injuries.

Flurries are forecasted to end Thursday morning, while temperatures remain on the chilly side with a high of -7 C expected.