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Collision closes 401 from Sweaburg Road to Foldens Line

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A collision on Highway 401 in the westbound lanes just west of Sweaburg Road, in South-West Oxford Township on Wednesday, Jan. 4 resulted in the OPP closing 401 in both directions between Sweaburg Road and Foldens Line.

The collision occurred at approximately 10:35 p.m. when a tractor trailer collided with a motor vehicle then struck the centre median. Debris from the collision produced a hazard in both the westbound and eastbound lanes.

Shortly after the initial collision, six vehicles struck debris in the eastbound. Both drivers from the collision were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Only property damage reported from the six vehicles which struck debris in the eastbound lanes. OPP closed Highway 401 in both directions to assist with the clean-up of debris.

Road Closure: Highway 401 is closed both westbound and eastbound, between Sweaburg Road (Mill Street) and Foldens Line. There are Emergency Detour Routes (EDR) in place.

Allow extra time as traffic is expected to be backed up in the area, and also abide by all road closures.

If anyone has any information regarding this collision and has not yet spoken to police, they are asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

The collision remains under investigation. 

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