Yogurt spill closes 4 lanes of westbound Highway 401 in Scarborough
Brampton man, 25, faces one count of careless driving
Several westbound lanes of Highway 401 were closed through the Friday morning rush hour after a transport truck spilled yogurt across the roadway.
Shortly before 4 a.m., the truck's driver collided with a post that supports an overhead sign near the exit for Meadowvale Road. The strike sheared off nearly the entirety of the trailer on the passenger side, sending containers of traditional yogurt and also yogurt drinks flying across the highway.
Ontario Provincial Police have closed the two left collector lanes and two right express lanes. They are expected to reopen sometime in the early afternoon.
A 25-year-old man from Brampton was charged with careless driving in relation to the collision.
Collision: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hwy401?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hwy401</a> WB near Morningside. Transport truck collided with electronic sign support post ripping open the trailer loaded with yogurt. Multiple lanes blocked on express and collectors, cleanup ongoing. <a href="https://t.co/3lFu6GTuQh">pic.twitter.com/3lFu6GTuQh</a>—@OPP_HSD