Hwy. 401 westbound partially reopens near Guelph after collision between tractor trailer, car

With reporting by Krista Simpson

Crash on Highway 401 leaves 1 person in critical condition

No word yet on if charges will be laid.

Schmidt said the truck caught fire after the crash, melting a portion of the road that now requires resurfacing.
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Serious accident closes Highway 401 westbound

Two people were taken to hospital.

Minor injuries after fiery crash on Hwy. 401 News 06:32 PM Hamilton Spectator People involved in a fiery crash on Highway 401 near Highway 6 Wednesday suffered only minor injuries.

Highway 401 WB shut down in Puslinch following serious collision

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The crash, which involved a vehicle containing two passengers and a transport truck, took place just after 5 a.m., said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.#Hwy401 WB at #Hwy6 is closed due to collision. One person to hospital with life threatening injuries. A fire destroyed the CMV. 3-4 hours pic.twitter.com/Ecum3eTCDBThe remaining two left lanes will be closed for paving.

The collision destroyed the truck’s saddle tanks, causing diesel fuel to spill across the highway, he said. Crews put sand on the highway to absorb some of the fuel.© 2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

A transport truck and car collided near the westbound exit to southbound Highway 6 around 5 a.m.

Ontario Provincial Police said Highway 401 westbound was still shut down near Highway 6 in Puslinch Township at 10:15 a.m. as police investigate the collision between a transport truck and car.
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“There’s a massive diesel spill across all lanes of traffic and that’s the biggest concern right now for reopening because the diesel is eating into the asphalt and there’s a chance that we may have to resurface the highway before reopening because it’s so slippery right now.”

As the transport truck came to rest, its fuel tanks ruptured, destroying the truck’s cab and spilling fuel across the highway.
Schmidt said police were hoping to be able to reopen one westbound lane around 1 p.m., while the other two would likely remain closed well into the afternoon.
“We’re still trying to determine why the car was on the highway and why it may have been stopped in a live lane,” Schmidt said.

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Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on globalnews.ca, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.The collision happened shortly after 5 a.m. in the westbound lanes just south of Highway 6.In Catalonia, 2 intractable sides battle for hearts and minds: Margaret Evans

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