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Hwy. 401 reopens at Meadowvale after lumber truck rollover

Last Updated Jan 6, 2020 at 6:39 am EST

A lumber truck rolled over on Hwy. 401 near Meadowvale Road following a collision on Jan 5, 2020. TWITTER/@OPP_HSD

The eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 have reopened at Meadowvale Road after a lumber truck rolled over in the area on Sunday night.

The stretch of the highway was closed overnight for cleanup and repairs and reopened just before 6:30 a.m. on Monday.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said two vehicles were involved in a collision that led to the rollover — an SUV and the lumber truck.

Schmidt said it appears the SUV was trying to make a quick exit to the collector lanes when it hit the crash cushion that separates them from the express lanes. The SUV then crashed into the lumber truck, which in turn lost control and rolled over, spilling lumber across the highway.

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital. The SUV driver did not suffer any injuries.

Both drivers have been charged with careless driving.

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