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Multiple 401 closures cause commuter headache this week

Last Updated Oct 21, 2017 at 8:52 am EDT

Photo from @OPP_HSD.

What a week for motorists on Highway 401, as a number of major closures snarled traffic to and from the GTA.

In the last 10 days, there have been four collisions which all resulted in major closures on the 401– causing traffic chaos.

It all started last Wednesday, when the Westbound lanes of the 401 were shut down at Highway 6 South due to a transport truck fire.

The issues continued this week, with a serious closure occurring Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

“Everyone that is stuck in that has to take side roads, and there’s not a lot of great options to get around these issues.”

Schmidt says this is a heavy passageway for trucks heading to Southern Ontario and the U.S.