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Highway 401 lanes reopened after accident cleanup

By Sean Cann-Sheppard [1]

BELLEVILLE – A Kingston-area stretch of Highway 401 eastbound has been reopened after being closed much of the day and causing long traffic backups.

The Frontenac OPP tweeted at about 3 p.m. Thursday that the eastbound lanes at Montreal Street had been cleared.

The closure between Montreal Street and Highway 15 was due to equipment removing a tractor-trailer from a ditch off the highway. The truck had been involved in an accident Wednesday morning.

Police said there would still be traffic delays on the highway for a while.