OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said a tractor-trailer went into a ditch and took out a number of power lines in the area.
No one was seriously injured in the crash.
Police said a car and a tractor-trailer collided just after 5 a.m., causing the truck to go into a ditch — shearing off the bottom of a hydro pole.
Schmidt said witnesses reported a car driving aggressively in the area at the time of the crash.
Charges are now pending against the driver of the car.
Update #QEW between Fruitland and Centennial.
Charges pending on car driver.
Hydro crews repairing hydro pole and lifting downed wires, QEW expected to reopen soon. Truck being recovered from the service road. pic.twitter.com/4lJEciY8Vw
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) September 20, 2018
Schmidt said power lines are down on the service road and hanging low across the QEW.
Power went out for over 700 customers in Stoney Creek from South Service Road to Highway 8.
Hydro crews are on scene.
The QEW was closed in both directions between Fruitland Road and Centennial Street. It reopened just before 9:30 a.m.
This is what’s causing the complete closure of the QEW in Stoney Creek area:a tractor-trailer went into ditch & sheared hydro pole in half-causing wires to droop low over hiway. Thousands of commuters stuck in back-up. Video shows top half of pole dangling from wires. pic.twitter.com/M7EoEegdF6
— carl hanstke (@carl680) September 20, 2018
Source: 680 News