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Portion of QEW closed due to flammable liquid spill


The QEW is closed in both directions between Ontario Street and Victoria Avenue in Beamsville due to the spill of a flammable liquid from a transport truck, the Ontario Provincial Police said on Tuesday.

Police said service roads in the area are also closed. OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt said in a video posted on Twitter that a tanker truck had spilled Class III goods, which are highly flammable.

Specialty vehicles are on site transferring the substance from the compromised trailer to a new one.

Schmidt said lanes are unlikely to reopen much before 6 p.m., and asked drivers to avoid the area, calling the incident “a mess.”

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