401 closed for smoky crash
Posted 1 year ago
Tue, May 15th, '12 - 4:50 pm
5PM UPDATE: OPP say the highway will remain closed in both directions “for an undetermined period of time”. Both lanes are closed between Deseronto Road and highway 37. They say it’s a “serious” collision between two tractor trailers with both trailers engulfed in flames .
Motorists on highway 401 will want to avoid the area to the east of Belleville for a while.
The OPP has confirmed a big rig is on its side in the eastbound lanes somewhere between Shannonville and Marysville Roads and black smoke is creating a dramatic scene.
The highway is closed in both directions at exit 566.
Fire crews were dispatched from Tyendinaga to help but it’s not known right now if there are any casualties.