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Hwy 401 westbound closed at Colonel Talbot Road following collision

Traffic on eastbound highway 401 is not affected.  .
Traffic on eastbound highway 401 is not affected.  . CKWS TV

UPDATE: OPP announced Highway 401 has since reopened in a tweet posted at 2:29 a.m. Thursday.

Heads up, commuters: westbound Highway 401 has been shut down at Colonel Talbot Road due to a crash.

OPP tweeted a warning just after 3 p.m. Wednesday regarding a collision on the highway between Colonel Talbot Road and Union Road.

A tractor trailer was involved, and was blocking westbound lanes, they said.

READ MORE: 2 children seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 401 in Toronto

Just after 3:50 p.m., OPP tweeted an update, warning Highway 401’s westbound lanes are closed at Colonel Talbot Road.

Extreme congestion continues on the 401 between Mill Road and Southminster Bourne.

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Traffic on eastbound highway 401 is not affected.

More to come.