TOXIC SPILL ON 401 HAS BOTH LANES CLOSED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
3/14/2017 3:20:49 PM
The major crash on the 401 has now been upgraded to a Hazmat and Mass Casualty Response according to Gananoque Police. Mass Casualty due to the number of vehicles involved. At least 30 vehicles are involved, 12 to 15 tractor trailers, one carrying toxic material, reported to be fluoride. Emergency Plans have been activated as the Chemical has spilled onto the highway and is highly toxic. Emergency Responders request that anyone in the area remains in their vehicles and await further instructions. A decontamination zone has been set up for those who may have come into contact with the chemical. The highway is closed in both directions in Landsdown at Mallorytown road and Reynolds Road. No word on when the highway will re-open.
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