Highway 401 closed at Cobourg after tractor-trailer crash
Eastbound lanes of highway reopen near Grafton, Ont., in mid-afternoon
Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:52 PM ET
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2013 6:11 PM ET
A tractor-trailer jackknifed into the middle of Highway 401 near Cobourg, Ont., on Monday morning, colliding with a car and delaying traffic for hours.
At about 10:30 a.m. ET a westbound tractor-trailer became unhinged from its trailer and crossed the median into oncoming traffic, colliding with a car.
The highway was shut down for several hours in both directions between Cobourg and Grafton while Ontario Provincial Police investigated the collision.
The eastbound lanes of the 401 near Grafton were opened at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, police said, but the westbound lanes are expected to be closed for several more hours.
The male tractor-trailer driver and the female driver of the passenger car were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, OPP said.
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