UPDATE: Jack-Knifed Tractor-Trailer Cleared From 401 East-Bound Near Victoria Rd.

A Jack-knifed tractor trailer blocking east-bound lanes on Hwy. 401  in Chatham-Kent has been cleared.

Chatham-Kent OPP reported the truck blocking Hwy. 401's east-bound lanes near Victoria Rd. around 8pm Thursday — another incident involving a jack-knifed tractor-trailer happend just hours earlier in Essex County.

The road was closed for more than an hour while police cleared the scene, according to Constable Jay Denorer. Police originally estimated it would take up-to three hours to clear the truck from the road.

No one was injured in the accident, but Denorer says the driver faces Careless Driving charges.