Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
A Petrol Tanker Has Tipped Over And Shut Down Montreal's Décarie Expressway (Photos)

Reports are emerging of an accident on the A-15 near the Atwater intersection. According to news sources, a petrol tanker lost control on the northbound lane and crashed. There are no reports of injuries yet. As of now, the highway is closed in both directions.

We will keep updating this post as new information becomes available.

TL;DR A petrol tanker lost control on the Décarie highway northbound lane and crashed at Atwater. Lanes in both directions are closed. Detours are available at the A10 (Bonaventure) et l'A720 (Ville-Marie)

READ ALSO: This Montreal STM Metro Entrance Will Be Closed For Over 2 Years

News of the crash broke around 10:45 this morning. According to tweets and witnesses on the scene, a petrol tanker lost control and was involved in a crash on autoroute A-15 at the Atwater intersection.

Via Alex Medvedev

Suivi : #Turcot, l'#A15 dans les DEUX directions, à la hauteur de la sortie pour le boulevard de la Vérendrye, accident impliquant un camion citerne, fermeture COMPLÈTE
Détours par l'#A10 (Bonaventure) et l'#A720 (Ville-Marie)
**Secteur à éviter

March 7, 2019

The truck appears to have turned on its side and skidded quite far. Because the truck contains flammable materials the highway is closed in both directions until further notice.

Via Alex Medvedev

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

Stay tuned.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.