Police say that at approximately 12:35 p.m. officers from the Ottawa detachment of the OPP responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy 417 eastbound at the Queen Elizabeth Drive overpass.
417 East/Metcalfe UPDATE: firefighters remain on scene assisting heavy veh. tow operators clearing overturned vehicle. Crews spread AbsorbAll to capture fluid. Guardrail damage significant. 417E slow. Queen Elizabeth Drwy remains closed. Find alternate route #ottnews #otttraffic pic.twitter.com/JhKgLUtMem
— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) July 26, 2018
According to police, the truck and trailer lost control resulting in the trailer and load detaching from the vehicle and flipping over. Debris from the crash fell down onto Queen Elizabeth Drive. There were no injuries reported in the rollover.
All eastbound lanes of Highway 417 were closed for a short time but two lanes of Highway 417 have since reopened. Police advised motorists that lane reductions were expected until late afternoon.
Ottawa detachment was assisted by the Ministry of Transportation, which is investigating the cause of the crash. Ottawa Police, the RCMP, Ottawa fire and the MTO assisted in the emergency response.
Source: Global News