CORNWALL/LONG SAULT – A tractor-trailer slid in the ditch on Highway 401 in the eastbound lanes this morning (Wednesday).
South Stormont firefighters and police were called to the scene just after 9 a.m., which was at mile marker 782, a few hundred meters west of the Post Road overpass.
Milder temperatures and a combination of wet flurries have made Highway 401 and other major highways a soupy, slippery mess.
This is the third tractor-trailer crash in as many days on Highway 401 in the Cornwall-area.
A crash Tuesday morning involving a rig and a car between McConnell Avenue and Boundary Road took the lives of two men.
On Monday night, a tractor-trailer flipped on its side in the ditch a few hundred meters away on the same stretch of highway.
Removal of vehicles
The O.P.P. will be helping tow truck drivers with sporadic lane closures on Highway 401 today (Wednesday) across SD&G as they remove vehicles that went in the ditch Tuesday.
Motorists are being urged to drive with care and to watch for emergency personnel on the highway in various locations.