Load of rocks spills into road, section of Highway 3 closed

A section of Highway 3 was closed after a load of rocks spilled into the street in Essex, Ont. on Monday, June 7, 2021. (Courtesy Essex County OPP)

A section of Highway 3 in Essex was closed Monday after a load of rocks spilled into the road.

Essex County OPP had the area closed between County Road 8 and Victoria Avenue.

Police say the driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.

The section of Highway 3 remains closed and police say a “lengthy clean-up” is expected.

Drivers are asked to plan for an alternate route.