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Highway 6 closed in both directions north of Caledonia, Ont., due to tanker spill

A tanker-truck spill has shut down Highway 6 between Hamilton and Caledonia on Wednesday morning, Ontario Provincial Police say. 

Police warn of a 'slippery substance' covering the road after a tanker truck crashed

OPP say police are investigating the serious multi-vehicle collision in Southwold Township.
Ontario Provincial Police closed several roads in the Caledonia, Ont., area after a tanker-truck spill Wednesday morning. (The Canadian Press)

A tanker-truck spill has shut down Highway 6 between Hamilton and Caledonia on Wednesday morning, Ontario Provincial Police say. 

A "slippery substance" is covering the roadway near Highway 6 and Green's Road, making it "impassable," Const. Patti Cote said in a video posted on social media. 

Highway 6 north of Caledonia is closed in both directions from Greens Road to Unity Sideroad. Argyle Street is also closed in both directions from Haldimand County Road 66 to Orkney Street, as is Halidmand County Road 66 from Argyle Street to McClung Road.

"Please don't go around the barriers — you're not going to get very far, because you definitely don't want to be coming to where this spill has happened," Cote said. 

The spill happened after a collision early Wednesday morning, police say. The Ministry of the Environment, firefighters and emergency services are on scene, as well as the OPP. They expect the roads to be closed for several more hours.

"Pack some patience for your commute this morning," Cote said. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Samantha Beattie is a reporter for CBC Hamilton. She has also worked for CBC Toronto and as a Senior Reporter at HuffPost Canada. Before that, she dived into local politics as a Toronto Star reporter covering city hall.

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