Fatal accident shuts down 402 at Oil Heritage Road

A few of the cars involved in a multi car pileup on Highway 402 at Oil Heritage Road this morning. OPP say at least one person died in the accident which occurred during whiteout conditions.

Lambton OPP say one person has died in a multi-vehicle accident on the 402 near the Oil Heritage Road exit.

The dozens of cars and transport trucks crashed in this morning’s sudden snow squalls and blowing snow. The OPP, Wyoming Fire Department and paramedics are on the scene and the westbound portion of the roadway has been shutdown. Eastbound traffic is moving slowly through the area.

The OPP has a mobile command post on the scene and technical traffic collision investigators have also been called in to investigat.

The Oil Heritage Road accident was one of several in the area including a collision near Waterworks Works Road involving at least three vehicles.

Police are rerouting westbound traffic onto London Line and ask drivers stay off the 402.