You should expect some serious delays if you're planning on taking Ontario's Highway 7/8 on Tuesday. The road has been closed in both directions between Stratford and Shakespeare since 7:30 a.m. and has yet to reopen. Traffic came to a standstill after a transport truck rolled over to its side and spilled 40 tonnes of salt on the road due to the accident. 

The closure is between road 108 and road 110, and traffic has been detouring around the area all day. 

Drivers may be salty after discovering that the OPP tweeted this morning that the reopening time would be unknown after crews geared up to tackle the mound of salt that was spilled over the road. 

It was reported by My Stratford Now that the truck was travelling eastbound this morning when it somehow overturned. 

The driver has minor injuries and what caused the crash hasn't been released yet, according to CTV News Kitchener

However, the investigation is still underway, and so is the cleanup. The area has been out of commission for 8 hours as crews worked to clear the area. 

According to CTV News, heavy machinery was used to pull the truck out of the ditch, but that was only the beginning.

The OPP also revealed photos of the wreckage, which show the massive truck sprawled across the road. 

The reopening time has been pending all day, so it would be best to find another route if you're passing through the area. 


My Stratford Now also reported that the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Transportation were also there to assess the damage.

However, this isn't the first time that drivers have been delayed by a spill this month. 

Last week, the 401 became clogged after rolls of toilet paper spilled onto the highway after two transport trucks collided. 

While last year a heard of cows blocked the 401 after there had been a collision with their carrier truck. 

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