Portion of Highway 401 closed near Belleville

(Newswatch Group/File)

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — A portion of Highway 401 is closed near Belleville after a crash involving a tractor-trailer. Pictures from the scene show the rig of the cab fully engulfed in flames. Napanee O.P.P. say the tractor-trailer, carrying furniture, struck a concrete median around 6:15 a.m. and caught fire. The driver has “moderate” injuries. The crash happened in an area under construction between Belleville and Shannonville. Eastbound traffic is being detoured at Belleville via the Highway 37 exit. Police say the road will need to be inspected for damage from the fire before the portion of highway is reopened.

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