High­way 401 closed at High­way 6 to Town­line Road after fuel oil spill

Trac­tor trailer, ve­hi­cle col­lide,

Waterloo Region Record - - Local - LIZ MONTEIRO [email protected]­cord.com Twit­ter: @Mon­teiroRecord

CAM­BRIDGE — Most of the west­bound lanes of High­way 401 near High­way 6 North are re­opened after a a trac­tor trailer rolled over and spilled jet fuel early Sun­day. One lane re­mains closed on the 401 near High­way 6 North but it is ex­pected to re­open later Sun­day af­ter­noon. The east­bound lanes at Town­line Road re­main closed, po­lice say. Traf­fic was be­ing forced off High­way 401 at Town­line Road in Cam­bridge to High­way 6 South. OPP Const. Robert Vis­conti said the traf­fic in both di­rec­tions was be­ing redi­rected off the busy high­way. The spill oc­curred at about 1:30 a.m. when a trac­tor trailer and a ve­hi­cle col­lided on the east­bound lanes of the 401 east of High­way 6 North, Vis­conti said. The driver of the truck had mi­nor in­juries. No one was hurt in the other ve­hi­cle. Vis­conti said po­lice closed off the area and have cleanup crews on site be­cause the fuel is highly flammable. “Our ini­tial con­cern was that any spark could set it off,” he said Sun­day morn­ing. About 50,000 litres of fuel spilled. Vis­conti said po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the crash.

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