401 Eastbound Opens After Fiery Crash
Friday August 22nd, 2014
Posted at 11:06am
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UPDATED: Friday August 22nd, 6:06pm
Traffic is flowing again in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 near Chatham.
The road had been closed since before 8am when a transport truck flipped and burst into flames, just east of Dillon Line in Chatham-Kent.
The driver of the truck was taken to hospital with only minor injuries.
OPP opened one lane around 11am so traffic could get by, but then closed it a short time later.
Officials say the road needs to be repaved due to the damage caused by the crash and will remain closed until at least 5pm.