UPDATE @ 3:45 p.m.: OPP have charged the driver of a transport truck that caught fire early this morning and caused a lengthy closure of a section of the eastbound Highway 401.
Investigators say the transport hit a construction sign, drove into the crash barrier and up onto the cement guardrail, just east of Napanee, causing the truck to burst into flames.
Nobody was injured but damage from the flames and a resulting diesel spill have led to the Ministry of Transportation needing to repave the section of roadway.
Nobody was hurt, but the 50-year-old man from London, Ontario has been charged with careless driving.
The section of highway has been closed since the crash, around 4:30 this morning, but is set to re-open sometime after 4:00 this afternoon.
UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m.: OPP say the section of the eastbound 401, closed because of a tractor trailer fire early this morning, will stay closed until at least 5:00 p.m.
Construction crews are finishing resurfacing the road, east of the Palace Road underpass, after the truck burst into flames around 4:30 this morning.
There’s been no word on what caused the fire, or any injuries to the driver
Drivers heading eastbound should get off at the Centre Street exit at Napanee to detour around the scene.
Some OPP released photos from the site can be seen below our original story.
The 401 will be closed until Wednesday, following a crash east of Napanee.
Around 4:30 am, OPP, fire and, EMS crews were called near the Palace Road underpass, after a tractor trailer fire.
The vehicle was completely burned.
Road resurfacing work will need to take place through the day.
It could be shut down until 6:00 pm.