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Hwy. 401 westbound lanes reopen after tractor-trailer crash

Last Updated Dec 7, 2018 at 10:25 am EST

A tractor-trailer crash closes the westbound 401 at Dixon Road on Dec. 6, 2018. 680 NEWS/Mark Douglas

All westbound lanes of Highway 401 have now reopened at the Highway 427 ramp after a tractor-trailer flipped over and burst into flames.

It happened just west of Highway 427 around 2:30 a.m. on Friday.

It appears that the truck, which was carrying large rolls of paper, hit the guardrail and then landed on its side.

Paramedics said the driver of the truck suffered only minor injuries.

The highway was originally closed at Dixon Road because the truck was on fire under the 427 ramp. That closure was in place until around 8 a.m. when they were able to open up more of the road.

There has been no word on what caused the crash.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said they will be investigating if another vehicle may have been inadvertently involved in the crash.

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That is a really dangerous part of the highway, there is a sweeping right hand bend in the roadway.

December 07, 2018 at 7:12 am

@Alpha_Mora: well said

December 07, 2018 at 7:55 am