HWY 401 near Chatham is now open following tractor trailer fire


(CHATHAM, ON) On July 13, 2017, around 5:45 p.m. Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a tractor trailer collision on Highway 401 near Communication Road.

The investigation revealed a westbound tractor trailer had lost control and struck the north side cement barrier which caused it to bounce off and strike the centre barrier. As a result, the centre barrier was pushed into the eastbound lanes and the tractor trailer caught on fire. The driver of the tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries.

Emergency crews are on scene and Highway 401 in both directions was closed for approximately three hours in order to accommodate emergency crews and for the safe removal of the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.