The QEW Is Shutdown After A Truck Caught On Fire Early This Morning (PHOTOS)

You can expect delays this morning.

Toronto Staff Writer
The QEW Is Shutdown After A Truck Caught On Fire Early This Morning

If you were looking to take the QEW in Burlington this morning, you may want to re-think your route.

A truck loaded with batteries caught on fire early this morning and was reported by the OPP's Highway Safety Division at 3:37 a.m. to have caused road closures.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported along with the fire.

Toronto bound lanes on the QEW between North Shore Boulevard and Highway 403 are currently closed in Burlington, and the QEW Toronto bound has been blocked off at Fairview Street, according to OPP.

The batteries in the trailer of the truck burned, and the fire left massive damage to the vehicle in its wake.

The OPP Highway Safety Division says Burlington OPP are investigating and that the reopening time is currently unknown.

No one likes filling up gas when it's minus 20 out, but the alternative is so much worse. An Ontario driver is facing several charges this week after getting onto a busy highway despite being low on fuel, resulting in, well, chaos.

According to the OPP's Highway Safety Division, the motorist came to a stop after she ran out of gas on the QEW, blocking the highway's left lane.

Keep Reading Show less

Toronto Blizzard Is Causing 'Major' TTC Delays & Good Luck Getting Anywhere On Time

So many streets are blocked and facing delays because of the weather.

If you were planning on taking the TTC on Monday morning, you will want to do a double-take of the weather outside in Toronto.

A nasty Toronto blizzard is currently raging across the city, and while it may be a winter wonderland for some, transit is going to be less than wonderful if you plan on having a commute with no delays.

Keep Reading Show less

Some people think a bad cup of coffee is a rough way to start the day, but what about a sinkhole with "pooling water" in the middle of your commute?

Toronto Police Operations tweeted at 12:28 a.m. Thursday morning that a water main reportedly broke at Yonge and Church streets, and officers found water pooling and a possible sinkhole on scene.

Keep Reading Show less

COVID-19 Pandemic Could End In Spring & Omicron Variant 'Leading Us To That Place Sooner'

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the surge in COVID-19 cases could mean the virus becomes endemic as the season shifts.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has gripped the world for almost two years, could end when the season shifts to spring, according to one of B.C.'s leading public health officials.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry told CBC during a year-end interview that the new Omicron variant, which is causing huge spikes in case numbers across Canada, is creating a "new game" in the pandemic.

Keep Reading Show less