WB 401 closed at Sweaburg Road for multi-vehicle crash
Oxford County OPP closed Highway 401 westbound at Sweaburg Road and eastbound at Foldens Line (Oxford County Road #6) because of a three-vehicle collision on Sunday.
As a result of the collision, a tractor trailer caught fire and a high volume of smoke travelled across the highway leading to the closure of the eastbound lanes due to lack of visibility.
The Ministry of the Environment was also called in to deal with a 500 gallon diesel fuel spill.
Thankfully, nobody was injured.
The eastbound lanes were reopened shortly before 5 p.m. while the westbound 401 remained closed until around 9:30 p.m. so the cleanup could be completed.