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Truck accident closes I-95 north in Stratford

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Update, 3:35 p.m.: State police confirm that no one was killed in the crash.

Lt. J. Paul Vance says I-95 was re-opened at Exit 30 at about 3:11 p.m. Stratford fire crews say the accident involved five vehicles and that one person was trapped inside one of the vehicles.

Stratford sent three engines, a Hazmat unit and a chief’s car to the scene, according to their social media pages.

Update, 3:10 p.m.: Traffic is still being diverted from I-95 northbound at Exit 30 in Stratford. If you are planning on going north of Stratford, take the Merritt Parkway instead. Cars are at a crawling speed all the way through Bridgeport back to Fairfield.

If you are in Stratford and planning to get on I-95 at the Exit 30 on-ramp in EITHER DIRECTION, choose a different route. Stratford Police have the road to the southbound on-ramp blocked because there is a large amount of traffic coming off the northbound exit ramp onto surface streets.

On the southbound side there are also some delays before Exit 30.

Earlier:

A jack-knifed tractor trailer is blocking the northbound lanes of I-95, near Exit 30, Surf Avenue in Stratford.

Initial reports say that five vehicles are involved in the crash. At least two people have been transported to the Bridgeport Hospital.

To make matters worse, there is a large diesel spill from the truck’s saddle tank. Hazmat crews are on the scene.

The accident happened around 1:30 PM. The highway is closed and traffiic is being diverted around the scene, State Police said. Roads alongside I-95 are now jammed with traffic.

No word on when the road will reopen.

There is debris in the roadway.

Categories: General
Frank Juliano

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