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Crash closes part of eastbound Hwy. 401 near Tilbury

Drivers should expect delays on the eastbound portion of Hwy. 401 near Tilbury after a crash forced the closure of the highway this morning.

OPP officers are at the scene but don't know when the highway will reopen

OPP have closed a portion of Hwy. 401 after a crash. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

Drivers should expect delays on the eastbound portion of Hwy. 401 near Tilbury after a crash forced the closure of the highway this morning. 

OPP put out a message shortly before 7 a.m. about the crash 

Officials say all lanes of the eastbound 401 are closed between Mill Street and Queen's Line. 

OPP say they don't know when the highway will reopen. 

It's unknown how many vehicles were involved in the crash or if there are any injuries.

That portion of the highway is known as "Carnage Alley" because of the amount of serious collisions there. There have been growing calls for concrete barriers on that strip of highway. 

The province announced in February it was looking for a contractor to install the barriers.

The founder of the advocacy group Build the Barrier, Alysson Storey, said it was good news but without a timeline attached, she said it didn't "compel anyone to get things done in a timely fashion."

More than 23,000 vehicles pass through that section of highway ever day.

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