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Highway 1 closed between Kensington and Boundary in Burnaby

01/07/2015 08:49 EST | Updated 03/09/2015 05:59 EDT
A truck crash has closed the Trans Canada Highway in Burnaby, B.C. for the Wednesday morning rush hour.

According to reports a tanker truck carrying about 10,000 litres of diesel fuel rolled onto its side east of the Willingdon overpass just after midnight.

The truck driver is reported to have suffered non-life threatening injuries. A second vehicle was reportedly also involved in the accident.

Hazmat crews are on the scene cleaning up the spilled fuel, but Burnaby RCMP say they do not expect Highway 1 to reopen before 8 a.m. PT.

However, some emergency officials on scene have indicated the route could partially reopen by 7 a.m. PT.

Drivers are advised to avoid the route if possible

- Eastbound traffic is being detoured via Boundary Road.

- Westbound traffic is being detoured via Kensington Avenue.

Google Maps: Highway 1 and Willingdon Avenue

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