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Transport truck driver charged with careless driving in rollover on eastbound Highway 401 on-ramp

The driver of a transport truck that rolled over and halted traffic onto the eastbound Highway 401 on-ramp from Highway 400 for several hours Monday morning has been charged with careless driving, according to police.

Exits were closed for 5 hours due to police investigation

Ontario Provincial Police closed the northbound and southbound Highway 400 exits onto eastbound Highway 401 due to a tractor trailer rollover early Monday morning. The exit reopened around 10:45 a.m. (Paul Smith/CBC)

The driver of a transport truck that rolled over and halted traffic onto the eastbound Highway 401 on-ramp from Highway 400 for several hours Monday morning has been charged with careless driving, according to police.

The fully loaded tractor trailer was heading southbound on the 400 exit just before 6 a.m. when it flipped over on its side, said Sgt. Clayton Brown, a spokesperson for Ontario Provincial Police's highway safety division.

Northbound and southbound traffic trying to exit the 400 onto the eastbound 401 was diverted for nearly five hours due to an investigation. The ramps reopened around 10:45 a.m. after police cleaned up a small fluid leak and towed the truck away.

Two occupants of the truck were taken to hospital with minor injuries, said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.