January 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Updated: January 30, 2019 7:41 pm

Collision causes diesel spill in eastbound lanes of Hwy. 401 near Shannonville

One lane of 401 Eastbound was closed Wednesday afternoon after three trucks collided, causing one to leak diesel onto the road.


Several vehicles collided on Highway 401 near Shannonville on Wednesday afternoon, causing a diesel spill.

READ MORE: Collision closes both directions of Highway 401 near Odessa, Ont.

Environment Canada issued a snow squall warning for the region Wednesday morning, saying blowing snow and blizzard-like conditions would hit areas near the Lake Ontario shoreline during the day.

As the weather worsened on Wednesday afternoon, several people reported dangerous driving conditions, especially on the highway near Shannonville, Napanee and Kingston.

According to OPP, several vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes of the highway, east of Shannonville Road. The collision damaged an oil tanker and caused a significant diesel spill, according to authorities.

Ministry of Environment officials were on route to deal with the spill, and one lane of the eastbound lanes near the collision was blocked. OPP were on scene to deal with the collision.

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