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Truck jackknifed on Highway 400 in Barrie 0

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Crews work to remove a jackknifed tractor-trailer that has closed a section of Highway 400 in both directions after the vehicle lost control and crashed into the guard rail. Police estimate more than 30 meters of the guard rail was destroyed. Traffic was rerouted between Essa Road and Dunlop Street while the vehicle was removed. No injuries were reported.
J.T. MCVEIGH/QMI AGENCY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Crews work to remove a jackknifed tractor-trailer that has closed a section of Highway 400 in both directions after the vehicle lost control and crashed into the guard rail. Police estimate more than 30 meters of the guard rail was destroyed. Traffic was rerouted between Essa Road and Dunlop Street while the vehicle was removed. No injuries were reported. J.T. MCVEIGH/QMI AGENCY/BARRIE EXAMINER

A tractor-trailer crash snarled Highway 400 traffic this morning in Barrie between Dunlop Street and Essa Road.

OPP say the truck didn't have a load and was southbound when the crash happened, just before 11 a.m.

“For unknown reasons, the driver lost control. The transport truck went through the centre guard rail into the northbound lanes,” said Const. Linda Wolf. “The tractor trailer did not come into contact with any other vehicle and the driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.”

The left lane in both directions was expected to stay closed until about 5 p.m. for guard rail repairs.

This crash took place on the 400, one kilometre south of Dunlop Street, north of Essa Road.

“Initially we thought there were two other vehicles involved, but they actually had a separate collision to this one, because of all the confusion,” she said. “One car rear-ended the other, so there was a secondary collision, just a minor rear-ender.”

OPP said truck was damaged, and has now been removed from the scene

No charges have been laid, but the police investigation is ongoing.

 

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