12/02/2013 01:03 EST | Updated 02/01/2014 05:59 EST

Highway 40 section closed due to tanker truck leaking fuel

Both directions of Highway 40 near Iberville Street are closed as a result of a collision involving a tanker truck carrying fuel.

The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. ET.

Transport Québec officials said the tanker is leaking fuel.

As a precaution, both sides of the Metropolitan have been shut down, and traffic is being re-routed onto Christophe-Colomb Avenue and St-Michel Boulevard.

Transport Québec is advising people to avoid the area.