Tractor trailer crashes on I-95 in Greenwich

Photo courtesy of the Greenwich Fire Union.

Emergency crews were on scene for more than five hours Monday night into Tuesday morning clearing the scene of a crash that left this tractor trailer crumpled but its driver uninjured.

Greenwich Fire Department Deputy Chief Keith Millette said firefighters responded along with state police at about 8:30 p.m. to the crash, which happened when one tractor trailer collided with another on Interstate 95 southbound between exits 3 and 2.

Traffic was snarled for several miles back toward Stamford while a tractor trailer carrying newsprint was blocking one lane of the highway.

Millette said none of the newsprint fell out of the truck, but it was impossible to get the truck out of the way until all the newsprint was unloaded on to a different truck.

The second truck didn’t arrive until after 4 a.m., resulting in lengthy delays for motorists making their way toward New York state, Millette said.

Ben Doody