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Highway 11 reopens in northern Ont. after multi-vehicle pile-up

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Highway 11 in northern Ontario reopened Thursday afternoon after a collision involving several vehicles prompted police to close the road from Highway 66 near Kenogami Lake to Matheson for several hours.

Six transports involved in a crash on Hwy. 11 near Swan Lake on Thursday. Feb. 2/23 (Wendy Morrish)

It happened in Maisonville Township near Swan Lake, Ontario Provincial Police said in a Tweet around 11 a.m.

A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 11 closed the road for much of the day Thursday. Feb. 2/23 (Wendy Morrish)

Wendy Morrish told CTV News in an email she drove by the scene before police and first responders arrived and saw that six transport trucks were involved, some with extensive damage.

Six transport trucks involved in a crash on Hwy. 11 on Thursday causing police to close the road for several hours. Feb. 2/23 (Wendy Morrish)

"There are always transport accidents along this stretch of the highway, but six is ridiculous," Morrish said, adding one driver appeared to be stuck in his vehicle when she drove by.

Six transports involved in a pile up on Highway 11 near Swan Lake in northern Ontario on Thursday. Feb. 2/23 (Wendy Morrish)

The highway was closed for about five hours, reopening around 4 p.m.

No word on the cause of the crash, if anyone was injured or if there are any charges pending.

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