UPDATE: Another Crash Closes Highway 401


The westbound lanes of Highway 401 are now open and the eastbound lanes remain closed, after a crash involving two tractor-trailers near Union/Iona Rd. in Middlesex County.

OPP say the crash happened just before 6pm, the eastbound lanes were immediately closed and about 20 minutes later, the westbound lanes were also closed.

Traffic is also moving again on the 401 eastbound in the Tilbury area.

According to one driver who was stuck on the road for over two hours, two transport trucks collided in a construction zone around 3pm and one of the trucks spilled its load of bricks.

The OPP had closed the eastbound lanes at Queens Line in Tilbury for approximately two hours.

Just prior to the crash near Tilbury, the OPP reported a two-vehicle crash in the construction zone in Chatham-Kent which has also since been cleared.