Near white-out conditions by Morse are being blamed for a 16-vehicle wreck on the Trans-Canada Highway last week.

According to a Saskatchewan RCMP release yesterday, visibility five kilometres west of the community was less than 15 metres due to strong winds blowing salt residue from a dry lake bed blowing across the highway. 

The RCMP were notified of the pileup by multiple callers just before 3 p.m. on Labour Day.

Several people were transported to the hospital as a result of the collision with no life-threatening injuries. 

The major crash was responded to by Morse and Swift Current RCMP, EMS, and Fire crews.

A detour was set up in Herbert and at Reed Lake terminal to keep traffic away from the crash scene.