Military choppers airlift motorists off Ontario highway

300 vehicles trapped by Monday morning snowstorm

A snowstorm in southern Ontario near the City of Sarnia was so bad Monday that military helicopters began airlifting stranded motorists from the roadside on Tuesday around 10:40 a.m. The stretch of Highway 402 between Sarnia and Strathroy was hit by a blizzard Monday that left more than 300 vehicles trapped. One of the men rescued told the Toronto Star that his gas tank was “down to fumes” by the time he was picked up Tuesday morning. The man had left for work in Sarnia around 6:15 a.m. Monday and had been stuck in the same spot on the road since 8:30 Monday morning.

Toronto Star

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