At one point jams caused by the so-called “rubber-necking” stretched back as far as Ternat (Flemish Brabant) on the E40, adding around 40 minutes to journey times. There are also delays on the A12 Antwerp to Brussels motorway as a knock-on effect of the accidents. One person is reported to have died.
The closure of the motorway has resulted in near grid-lock condition on roads in municipalities that are near-by such as Jette, Ganshoren, Wemmel and Strombeek.
Salvages crews are currently at the scene to clear the wreckage.