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Eastbound lanes of Hwy. 401 reopened after 5 propane tanks removed

WATCH ABOVE: All Eastbound lanes on Highway 401 at Mississauga Rd. were reopened on Monday morning after a closure due to a section of strapped-in empty propane tanks that rolled off a trailer and onto the highway, seen in a video Sgt Kerry Schmidt uploaded to Twitter.

TORONTO – Ontario provincial police say the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 have been reopened after five large propane tanks that had fallen off a transport truck were removed.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the incident happened this morning during rush hour when the empty propane tanks came loose and fell on the highway.

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All eastbound lanes were briefly closed at Mississauga Road while the tanks were resecured on the transport truck.

Police say the tanks were empty and posed no danger to public safety.

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The Ministry of Transportation is assisting with the investigation.

Schmidt says the driver is expected to face charges related to driving with an “unsecure load.”

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