Hwy 417 reopens near Nicholas after fuel spill

All lanes of Highway 417 eastbound have reopened just east of the Nicholas/Lees exit after a transport truck crash spilled fuel onto the roadway.

Lanes had closed after transport truck crash in construction zone

A transport truck struck a construction barrier on Highway 417 eastbound, just east of the Nicholas/Lees exit, on Thursday morning. The resulting fuel spill forced the closure of all but one lane to Riverside. (Yves Levesque/CBC)

All lanes of Highway 417 eastbound have reopened just east of the Nicholas/Lees exit after a transport truck crash spilled fuel onto the roadway.

The crash happened at about 5:20 a.m. when a transport truck slammed into a light rail construction barrier, Ontario Provincial Police said.

Fuel was spilled onto the road and hydro lines were damaged. The fire department handled fuel cleanup efforts.

Initially, all eastbound traffic was being diverted off the highway and onto the Nicholas/Lees off-ramp.