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A preliminary investigation has found the driver was travelling east on Highway 14 when he lost control of his vehicle. (CBC)

Windsor District RCMP are investigating a tractor-trailer crash that's holding up traffic on Highway 14 in Brooklyn, N.S.

The eastbound lane is shut down and traffic is being re-routed through Mantua. It's estimated traffic will be affected until about 4:40 p.m. while the truck and its load are removed.

The crash occurred Monday morning at 9 a.m. A preliminary investigation determined the driver was travelling east when he lost control of his vehicle. He was taken to Hants Community Hospital as a precautionary measure.

RCMP believe a shift in the load being carried may have been a factor in the crash.