A large number of the eastbound express and collector lanes of the 401 in Toronto are currently closed because of a huge truck fire.
The fire, which was captured on OPP cameras on Wednesday morning, closed all lanes at Bayview along one of the country’s busiest highways just after 8:30 am.
OPP say the reopening time is unknown.
Toronto Police say that they are assisting the OPP with the fire, and are blocking access to the 401 from Bayview. They are asking drivers to avoid the area.
— Maja Samborski (@Maja_ski) September 26, 2018
— OPP GTA Traffic (@OPP_GTATraffic) September 26, 2018
We are assisting @OPP_GTATraffic with a truck fire E/B Hwy 401 express at Bayview Ave. We are blocking access to the Hwy from Bayview Ave. Truck cab is fully engulfed. Avoid the area, plan alternates. ^ma
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) September 26, 2018