Jet Fuel Spill Closes 401 Between Townline And Hwy 6

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The scene on Highway 401 on Sunday, January 13 2019, near Cambridge, Ont.,after a tanker truck crashed spilling jet fuel across the westbound and eastbound lanes. (OPP/Twitter)

Provincial police say a crash involving a tanker truck carrying jet fuel has forced the closure of Highway 401 in both directions near Cambridge, Ont.

Const. Robert Visconti says the truck was carrying 50,000 litres of highly flammable fuel when it rolled over early this morning after colliding with another vehicle in the eastbound lanes.

He says the crash happened just before 2 a.m. and fuel spilled across both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway.

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