Tractor Trailer Fire Closed 401 In Chatham-Kent

A section of Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent has reopened following a fiery crash late Thursday afternoon.

Westbound traffic was being detoured at Kent Bridge Rd.

A westbound tractor trailer lost control and hit a cement barrier on the north side of the highway near Communication Road around 5:45pm Thursday. 

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(Photo courtesy OPP)

Police say the truck then turned and struck the centre barrier pushing it into the eastbound lanes and the tractor trailer caught fire.

The driver escaped without injury.

The investigation is ongoing.