Snowstorm strands hundreds on Ontario highway

Officials say some 150 people have been rescued from a snow-swept Ontario highway that, at one point, was playing host to more than 300 stranded motorists.

Ontario Community Safety Minister Jim Bradley said Tuesday he has no reports of deaths or injuries among the hundreds who endured the long, frigid night on Highway 402 near Sarnia, Ontario.

Canada's Defense Minister Peter MacKay said up to a dozen of those trapped had been airlifted to safety by military helicopters. Many people are staying with their vehicles. Sarnia is just across the US border, and about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.

Drifting snow and zero visibility had trapped about 360 cars since Monday.