02/25/2015 05:57 EST | Updated 04/27/2015 05:59 EDT

Toronto-bound QEW shut down in Burlington

The Queen Elizabeth Way is closed in Burlington after several power lines fell near Fairview Street, forcing early morning commuters to seek alternate routes.

The OPP said the Toronto-bound lanes remain closed as of 5:30 a.m. The Fort Erie-bound lanes are closed as well.

Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Fairview.

Police didn’t say when hydro service would be restored in the area. Motorists are being told to treat powerless intersections as four-way stops.