Tractor-trailer fire briefly shuts down Highway 401
An OPP cruiser is seen in this file photo. (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)
Chris Kitching, cp24.com
Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:41AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:06AM EST
A tractor-trailer fire created a massive traffic jam on Canada's busiest highway Tuesday morning.
For about 30 minutes, Ontario Provincial Police were forced to close Highway 401 in both directions in Mississauga as firefighters battled the blaze, which blanketed the highway in thick smoke.
Shortly after firefighters extinguished the blaze, police reopened the highway in both directions, but traffic was already backed up for several kilometres.
No injuries were reported in the fire.
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