A collision early Tuesday afternoon on Highway 40
eastbound, near the entrance of the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge, forced the
roadway to be closed all day.
A major collision along Highway 40 eastbound, near the entrance of
the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge off the western tip of Montreal, forced a
complete closure of the roadway and caused a backlog of traffic for
several kilometres all afternoon Tuesday.
The collision occured at around 1:30 p.m. It involved two transport
trucks, one tanker truck and some other vehicles, forcing the closure of
all three eastbound lanes.
Commuters coming from Vaudreuil trying to head onto the island of
Montreal were stranded on Highway 40 for about two hours before
officials had them reverse on the highway and detour down to Highway 20.
The damage wasn't limited to the eastbound lanes. Given that one of
the trucks jackknifed, it also blocked one of the three westbound lanes.
No one was injured in the incident.
At around 7 p.m., Transports Québec reopened the roadway