Update: Driver charged after ditched crane closes Hwy 40

A crane in the ditch on Highway 40. Photo courtesy of Lambton OPP via twitter.

A 44-year-old man from Lambton Shores has been charged with careless driving after a huge crane landed in the ditch along Highway 40 Tuesday.

Police responded to the highway, between Rokeby and Moore Lines, just before 6 a.m.

The driver, the only occupant in the vehicle, was not injured.

The road was still closed at mid-afternoon as crews worked to get the crane back on the road.

It reopened just after 5 p.m.