UPDATE: Highway 401 Reopened in Chatham-Kent

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A section of Highway 401 eastbound in Chatham-Kent is reopening.

Provincial police closed the highway just after 12:30am Thursday between Communication Rd. and Kent Bridge Rd. due to a transport truck fire.

The lanes were finally reopened almost nine hours later.

No injuries are reported.


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A transport truck fire on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent in the early morning hours of December 20, 2018. The fire closed the eastbound lanes between Communication Rd. and Kent Bridge Rd. for nearly nine hours. (Photo courtesy of the OPP)