Lambton OPP report that the eastbound lanes of Highway 402 are now open from Oil Heritage Road to Highway 401, with the remainder of the eastbound stretch of the highway expected to open later today (Wednesday).
Westbound lanes running from Highway 401 to the Bluewater Bridge remain closed, however, and OPP say that won't be re-opened until crews remove stranded vehicles later today and into tonight.
Police also report that many roads in Lambton County remain impassable or treacherous, in spite of snow ploughs working around the clock.
They advise motorists to stay off the roads and tune to local radio for updates. LambtonShield.com will continue to provide updates on the situation as it develops.