Highway 401 east closed near Prescott

Eastbound traffic on Highway 401 near the Blue Church Road interchange is turned around Sep. 2, 2015 after a single vehicle crash. A witness said the crash looked to be pretty bad. (Photo/Twitter/Matt Buxton)

Eastbound traffic on Highway 401 near the Blue Church Road interchange is turned around Sep. 2, 2015 after a single vehicle crash. A witness said the crash looked to be pretty bad. (Photo/Twitter/Matt Buxton)

PRESCOTT – Grenville County O.P.P. have shut down the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 near Prescott after a single vehicle crash.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Blue Church Road interchange, which was blocking the passing (left) lane.

The O.P.P. tweeted the on-ramp at Maitland is also closed.

Aerial pictures from Newswatch reader Matt Buxton show vehicles being turned around on the highway and send back in a westerly direction.

It’s not known when the highway will reopen.

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