12/01/2014 11:44 EST | Updated 01/31/2015 05:59 EST

Dump truck crash completely closes Highway 401

One person has died after a fatal collision involving a dump truck on Highway 401 near Bowmanville.

The driver of the dump truck was killed after it veered into the centre median, spilling its load across the roadway and catching fire. 

All lanes moving in both directions are currently closed near the Liberty Street exit. 

It is not yet clear what caused the incident. 

OPP is advising drivers to plan alternate routes as the highway could remained closed for several hours.