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Vehicle fire closes 401 for several hours Monday night

It was a long night of clean up after a vehicle fire on the 401 at Highway 6 South Monday night
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PHOTO: Mark Douglas, 680 NEWS

It was a long night of clean up after a vehicle fire on the 401 at Highway 6 South Monday night.

The 401 was completely closed around 7:00 p.m. after traffic spotters say a dump truck appeared to have crashed into a barrier and was fully engulfed in flames. 

Ontario Provincial Police say the driver of the truck was able to get out of the vehicle in time.

The westbound lanes opened up shortly after 10:00 p.m. and according to Ministry of Transportation offiicials, the highway wasn't completely reopened until several hours later, around 1:30 Tuesday morning.

 
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