Part of Highway 401, Yonge Street closed in Toronto due to nearby fire

Parts of Highway 401 and Yonge Street have been closed in Toronto due to a nearby fire, officials say.

Toronto police said on Twitter that emergency crews responded shortly before 9 a.m. to the area of Yonge Street and Highway 401 for a communications tower that was on fire.

Police said it was near the on and off ramps of the 401.

The pole was leaning and there were concerns that it may fall, leading to a closure of Yonge Street in the area, as well as a portion of the 401.

The Ministry of Transportation said the westbound collector lanes of the highway were closed, along with the on-ramp at Yonge Street.

Story continues below advertisement

© 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

View original article here Source