Westbound QEW in Mississauga reopens after tractor trailer crash

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

Crash snarled traffic just hours before heavy snow set to hit GTA

The driver of this tractor trailer was taken to hospital after his truck jack-knifed on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Mississauga on Tuesday afternoon. (Pascal Marchand/CBC)

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.

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.

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