Tractor trailer tips on Highway 401 on-ramp

Cornwall firefighters put down some absorbent after a coolant spill from the engine of this tractor-trailer. The rig tipped over April 20, 2015 on the Brookdale Ave. on-ramp to the westbound Highway 401. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Drivers wanting to head west on Highway 401 in Cornwall had to find an interchange other than Brookdale Avenue late Monday afternoon.

This, after a tractor-trailer tipped over on the ramp, partially spilling its load of cable spools around 5:30 p.m.

Cornwall firefighters, city police, SD&G O.P.P. and Cornwall EMS were on the scene.

Police say the truck driver from Quebec was not injured.

This unidentified truck driver looks at what's left of his rig after the truck tipped over on the Highway 401 westbound on-ramp at Brookdale Ave. on April 20, 2015. The trucker was not injured. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
This unidentified man looks at what’s left of a rig that tipped over on the Highway 401 westbound on-ramp at Brookdale Ave. on April 20, 2015. The trucker was not injured. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

Firefighters had to throw down some absorbent to clean up an antifreeze spill from the motor.

The ramp was expected to reopen around 9:30 p.m. after the site and the tractor-trailer load was cleaned up.

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