(CHATHAM, ON) On August 10, 2017 around 3:45 p.m., Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a five vehicle “chain reaction” collision on Highway 401 near Communication Road.

Due to slow moving traffic in the construction zone and eastbound tractor trailer stopped causing the following tractor trailer to collide into the rear of the first tractor trailer.  A third tractor trailer collided into the back of the second tractor trailer and two motor vehicles collided into the back of the third. In total, five vehicles sustained moderate damage and had to be towed from the scene. Minor injuries were reported.

Highway 401 will be closed for approximately two hours to allow for the safe removal of all the tractor trailers involved.