Section of Highway 410 reopens in Brampton after collision involving fuel tanker

The scene of the crash on Highway 410 Wednesday. Twitter / @OPP_HSD

Ontario Provincial Police say a portion of Highway 410 has reopened in both directions in Brampton after a crash involving a fuel tanker.

Both the southbound and northbound lanes on the highway reopened at 6:30 a.m. then after 7 a.m. Thursday, after the crash happened more than 15 hours earlier on Wednesday afternoon at about 3:25 p.m., police. said.

Police said the highway was previously closed between Queen Street and Williams Parkway for the investigation and cleanup.

Images from the scene showed a fuel tanker tipped over and lying against a light post in the middle of the highway. Debris could be seen scattered in the area.

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Officers said the driver was taken to hospital for assessment.

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Police said the cause of the collision “may have been a rapid tire deflation.”

— With files from Gabby Rodrigues

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