Highway 401 partially closed at Chatham-Kent

Highway 401 is closed eastbound between Communication and Bloomfield Roads since 4:30 am Monday due to the fall of lightning strike wires.

After being closed all morning, the westbound lanes are now reopened.

The eastbound lanes remain closed for a few hours.

Hydro One teams are on site to proceed with the repair. For the moment, we do not know what caused the fall of the wires.

Grounding wires do not carry electricity, but rather serve to protect power lines against lightning. Their breakage did not cause a power failure.

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