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UPDATE: EB Hwy. 401 reopens after tractor-trailer fire (VIDEO)

A tractor-trailer fire shut down a section of eastbound Highway 401 in Essex County, but the highway is open again now.

Ontario Provincial Police say the incident began around 6 p.m Thursday, on the highway near French Line Rd. in Lakeshore. Constable Jim Root said a tractor-trailer carrying a load of fruit caught fire, resulting in a complete shutdown of the eastbound lanes at Belle River Rd.

There have been no reports of any injuries, but OPP and fire services were on the scene.

That stretch of the eastbound 401 reopened around 2 a.m. Friday.

On 401 near Comber heading to Chatham.

Posted by Josh Miller on Thursday, November 8, 2018