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Tractor trailer rollover closes Highway 401 westbound near St. Thomas

The crash resulted in the closure of Highway 401 westbound near Iona Road for roughly five hours.
The crash resulted in the closure of Highway 401 westbound near Iona Road for roughly five hours. Elgin OPP

A Kitchener man, 45, is facing a charge of careless driving after a rollover on Highway 401 westbound near Iona Road resulted in a roughly five hour closure.

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According to Elgin OPP, a westbound commercial motor vehicle lost control at around 5:45 Thursday morning and entered the centre median.

Metal manufacturing excess spilled onto Highway 401 near Iona Rd. on March 8, 2018.
Metal manufacturing excess spilled onto Highway 401 near Iona Rd. on March 8, 2018. Elgin OPP
Metal manufacturing excess spilled onto Highway 401 near Iona Rd. on March 8, 2018.
Metal manufacturing excess spilled onto Highway 401 near Iona Rd. on March 8, 2018. Elgin OPP

The driver counter-steered, causing the vehicle to roll onto its side, spilling its load of metal manufacturing excess and leading to a lengthy closure for clean-up.

The vehicle came to rest in the north ditch and no injuries were reported.

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