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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Tractor-trailer flips, closing Route 8 ramp at I-95

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UPDATE 3:15 PM

The ramp has been reopened, but delays on I-95 northbound stretch 7.1 miles from exit 27A in Bridgeport to exit 18 in Westport, according to the DOT.

UPDATE 1:40 PM

Yep, the truck is still there. But they’re working on it.

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UPDATED 1:10 PM

A Bridgeport Fire Department ladder truck is now on the street below the ramp where the truck is overturned, to remove debris that has fallen from the truck.

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UPDATED 1 PM

Bridgeport police are setting up roadblocks at Warren Street and Railroad Avenue, to hold back “gawkers.”

The overturned truck is just above that spot.

UPDATED 12:50 PM

Tow trucks are in position to set the 18-wheeler back on its tires.

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UPDATED 12:25 PM

Bridgeport firefighters report that they have contained the spillage of motor oil and other fluids from the overturned 18-wheeler, and that the Exit 27A ramp is being readied for tow trucks in a try to right the truck.

Incident: Tractor Trailer Accident - BRIDGEPORT
Description: RT8 Southbound RAMP TO I-95 NORTHBOUND (BRIDGEPORT) CLOSED because of Tractor Trailer Accident (Overturned Tractor Tr.). Reported Thursday, August 14 at 11:46 am.
Estimated Duration: 4 hours or less
EMS on scene of tractor trailer rollover, Route 8/25 at I-95 in Bridgeport

EMS on scene of tractor trailer rollover, Route 8/25 at I-95 in Bridgeport

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