401 closed near Napanee after transport fire

At 4:30 AM this morning a single motor vehicle collision involving a transport truck occurred on Highway 401 eastbound just east of the Palace Road interchange.

As a result of that collision, the truck caught fire and completely burned causing a complete closure of the highway at the time. As well, the fire has severely damaged the surface of the highway making it necessary for resurfacing work to take place before full traffic can safely allowed to flow through the scene.

The OPP estimates that the roadway will remain closed until 5 p.m. The driver of the transport has been charged with Careless Driving. More to come.

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