Winter storm blamed for highway pile-ups and crashes in Quebec

(CP) - Poor road conditions caused by a major storm resulted in several highway pile-ups in Quebec, including two crashes a few kilometres apart that left at least three people with serious injuries.

Quebec Provincial Police say one trucker suffered critical injuries in the first crash on Highway 20, seven trucks and their cargo reportedly caught fire in the collision.

The slick driving conditions were also blamed for an earlier pile-up south of Montreal where at least 50 vehicles collided.