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Tractor-trailer crashes on Highway 7A in Bethany

Tractor trailer crashes with wind turbine parts on Highway 7A near Bethany
A tractor trailer carrying large industrial wind turbine parts has crashed on Highway 7A near Bethany, Ont.

A section of Highway 7A  in the City of Kawartha Lakes is expected to be closed for hours after a tractor-trailer crashed on Tuesday morning.

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP are on scene where a tractor trailer carrying large industrial wind turbine parts crashed, according to Const. Jackie Hildenbrand.

The tractor trailer was being escorted by OPP since it was carrying an over-sized load, said Hildenbrand.

“Preliminary information indicates that the trailer had a mechanical malfunction which may have contributed to the crash,” said Hildenbrand.

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Highway 7A east of Highway 35 to Porter Road in the community of Bethany is closed. The area is approximately 30 kilometres south of Lindsay.

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There were no injuries reported.

The highway reopened around 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

A tractor trailer hauling parts for a wind turbine crashed on Highway 7A near Bethany, Ont. on Tuesday morning.
A tractor trailer hauling parts for a wind turbine crashed on Highway 7A near Bethany, Ont. on Tuesday morning. Sarah Deeth/CHEX News