Truck fire on Highway 401 near Ingleside

In this photo provided by Steven Lafleche, clouds of smoke billow from a truck fire in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401, east of Ingleside, Ont., on Monday, June 7, 2021. (Steven Lafleche via Newswatch Group)

Update 3:46 p.m. Monday: O.P.P. tweeted that the westbound lanes are reopened.

Update 4:34 p.m. Monday:

INGLESIDE – Police have closed Highway 401 in both directions, west of Cornwall, as South Stormont firefighters are putting out a truck fire on Highway 401 between Ingleside and Long Sault.

The truck caught fire around 2 p.m. in the eastbound lanes around mile marker 774, between Dickinson Drive and Moulinette Road.

It’s causing clouds of black smoke and also caught the tinder-dry grass along the highway on fire.

SD&G O.P.P. have closed the highway in both directions (updated from only eastbound lanes) while South Stormont firefighters work at the scene.

There are no reported injuries.

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