A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401 caused commuter chaos Thursday morning.

The crash occurred around 8 a.m. near Hespeler Road and involved five vehicles, including a garbage truck.

All lanes of the 401 were blocked by the crash, which led to slow-moving traffic for most of the morning.

Traffic was diverted off the highway at Highway 24.

OPP say multiple people sustained minor injuries.

Eastbound traffic was also backed up in the area through Kitchener due to drivers slowing down to take a look at what was happening across the ditch.

All lanes were re-opened around 10:30 a.m.