Gas leak, brush fire slow traffic on I-95

A compromised steel gas main under the High Street bridge over Interstate 95 northbound in Milford has touched off a small brush fire that is sending smoke over the highway, fire officials say.

The Milford Fire Department is on the scene and a representative of the Southern Connecticut Gas Co. is enroute. The state Department of Transportation has posted a travel advisory suggesting that motorists avoid the area.

Traffic is backing up to Exit 38, Route 1 in Devon, a distance of about two miles.

Frank Juliano