10/15/2014 03:37 EDT | Updated 12/15/2014 05:59 EST

Woman gives birth on Highway 401 on-ramp near London

Ontario Provincial Police say they are "thrilled" for the family of a baby girl who was born on the shoulder of an on-ramp on Highway 401 in Middlesex County Wednesday morning. 

Police got a call about a woman going into labour around 7:45 a.m. near Elgin Road in Thames Centre just east of London. 

"As police arrived to assist with traffic control, the Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services were tending to the mother and the new arrival at the side of the road," OPP said in a release.

Police diverted traffic while paramedics assisted the new mom and her baby.