The Ontario Provincial Police has shut down Highway 401’s westbound collector lanes over a burning communications tower sitting at the highway’s intersection with Yonge Street.
Yonge Street is also closed in both directions, along with Highways 401’s westbound on-ramp.
Yonge St + Highway of Heroes (401)
* 8:57 am *
– Communications tower on fire
– Near on/off ramps to 401
– Pole is leaning
– Fears that it man fall on Yonge St
– Yonge St has been closed as a precaution
– OPP has now closed 401#GO1190503
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 23, 2022
According to a tweet from the Toronto Police, the roads have been closed as a precaution over fears the burning tower could fall onto Yonge Street.
The fire was reported just before 9am, but it’s not clear how it started.
Image credit: @QuentinBurges16