The westbound Queen Elizabeth Way near Hurontario Street in Mississauga has reopened hours after a tractor trailer jack-knifed on the busy highway.

The collision happened shortly after 3 p.m. and closed all westbound lanes for almost two hours. The highway reopened around 5:30 p.m.

The truck was seriously damaged in the crash and the driver was injured and taken to hospital.

An ambulance, fire trucks and several OPP cruisers responded to the scene.

Pictures from the scene showed the truck's cab apparently shorn away from its wheels.

Toronto tractor trailer crash

The collision snarled traffic shortly after 3 p.m. (511Ontario/Twitter)

For commuters heading out of the city, the collision couldn't have come at a worse time as a storm is set to bring heavy snow to the city this evening.