UPDATE #2 Friday, December 7th 6:00 am: Highway 69 now open.

UPDATE #1 6:00 pm: The first officer exposed to the hazardous material has been released. 

The second officer involved in the collision on HWY 400 has been admitted to hospital for medical care and further observation.

The hazardous material has been contained and a minimal cleanup remains.

Highway 69 will be opened to traffic later this evening.

Detours for northbound traffic on Highway 69 take Highway 124 to Highway 11 and for southbound traffic on Highway 69 take Highway 522 to Highway 11.

A collision between two transport trucks has one OPP officer in hospital recovering from exposure to a potentially hazardous chemical.

The crash happened on Highway 69 Thursday just before 6:00 am at the Key River Bridge in Key River.

One of the trucks wound up spilling its load on the bridge as a result of the crash.

West Parry Sound OPP arrived at the scene and the responding officer ended up being exposed to the toxic liquid and then transported to hospital by Parry Sound EMS for precautionary medical assessment.

The crash closed Highway 69.

In a separate incident, a second OPP officer conducting traffic control on Highway 400 near Parry Sound because of the crash on Highway 69, was hit by a northbound vehicle despite her cruiser being fully lit.

She was also taken to hospital by Parry Sound EMS with serious injuries.

The driver of the other car was not hurt.

The initial crash remains under investigation and officials say there is no threat to public safety at this time as a result of the spill.

The drivers of the two trucks were not injured.

The OPP remains at the scene along with the Ontario Fire Marshall, the Britt Fire Department, the North Bay Fire and Hazmat Unit, and the Parry Sound District Ambulance Service.

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