Working Fire Closes Hwy. 401

Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police have closed the east and westbound lanes of Hwy. 401 in London due to a nearby fire.

Police say all eastbound lanes of the highway are closed at Highbury Ave. and the westbound lanes are closed at Veterans Memorial Pkwy.

Police say the closure is in effect to ensure safety and to assist with fire fighting activities.

At 5am Thursday, the Ministry of Transportation advised that the closure was expected to last several more hours.