Minor injuries in tractor trailer crash on Hwy 7

Ontario Provincial Police say the driver of a tractor trailer was able to walk away with only minor injuries after an early morning crash west of Perth.

Officers were called to a stretch of Hwy. 7 between Zealand Rd. and Maberly-Elphin Rd. at around 6:00 a.m. Monday.

Police say the eastbound tractor trailer was blocking the highway after colliding with a barrier in a construction zone. The truck was carrying some frozen food and posed no hazard, police say, however the Ministry of the Environment has been notified of a fuel spill.

OPP say the highway is not expected to reopen in the area until 1:00 p.m. Monday.