Hwy. 401 lanes reopen following truck fire

The left and centre westbound lanes of Highway 401 have reopened after a truck fire overnight, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said.

Truck rolled over at Carlingview Drive in Etobicoke around 1:30 a.m. and caught fire

A truck rolled over on Highway 401 at Carlingview Drive in Etobicoke around 1:30 a.m. and caught fire. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

The left and centre westbound lanes of Highway 401 have reopened after a truck fire overnight, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said Friday.

A truck rolled over at Carlingview Drive in Etobicoke around 1:30 a.m. and caught fire according to the CBC's Tony Smyth.

The truck was loaded with large rolls of paper which had to be removed as part of the cleanup.

Schmidt said crews spent most of this morning taking all the rolls out of the trailer and placing them on a second trailer for removal.

In a bid to provide some relief for commuters, officers earlier reopened the 401 at Dixon Road pushing the closure to west of the 427. 

Capt. Adrian Ratushniak with Toronto Fire Services said the fire was put out around 3:30 a.m.