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Highway 401 slow after 'freezie' truck catches fire near Brockville

Traffic remained slow on the eastbound Highway 401 near Brockville early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of “freezie” desserts caught fire. The incident occurred near the Highway 2 exit at about 1 a.m. The force of the collision apparently burst the tractor’s fuel tanks, resulting in a fire that was visible for several […]

Traffic remained slow on the eastbound Highway 401 near Brockville early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of “freezie” desserts caught fire.


The incident occurred near the Highway 2 exit at about 1 a.m.


The force of the collision apparently burst the tractor’s fuel tanks, resulting in a fire that was visible for several kilometres.


Highway 401 was initially closed in both directions for firefighting efforts. Westbound traffic resumed by about 5 a.m.


Police said eastbound lanes are expected to be closed until about 8 p.m. for vehicle removal and resurfacing of damaged asphalt.


Environment ministry officials are on scene to supervise removal of the remaining diesel fuel.


There were no reported injuries.





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