Vehicle fire closes I-84 (updated)

A section of Interstate 84 stretching from Southbury to Newtown is closed because of a vehicle fire, the state Department of Transportation is reporting.

The highway was closed between exits 14 and 11 on the westbound side as of 6:30 p.m Sunday night.

The DOT lists the estimated length of the closure as “unknown.” That’s usually a bad sign.

We’ll let you know when it’s reopened.

Update (6:51 p.m.): Police say the highway should be open shortly.

Update 2 (7:48 p.m.): The highway is open.

Mike DeSalvo