401 Still Closed

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

A stretch of highway 401 just east of Gananoque remains closed in both directions at this hour following a deadly crash involving several vehicles–including transport trucks.

Police confirm the driver of one of those transport trucks has died. The truck the victim was driving was hauling a dangerous chemical that could cause irritation to the nose, throat, respiratory system, and severe eye irritation.

And that prompted a Code Orange response from Kingston General Hospital.

29 people were taken to hospital as a precaution in case they had been exposed to the substance.

13 of the patients were emergency services first responders who underwent decontamination and were held for observation as a precaution…

Some of the patients have been discharged from hospital…

The Code Orange was declared over at 8 last night.

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