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.