Truck incidents snarl traffic on I-91

Published 02-17-2019

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WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two truck incidents are impacting travel on the highway connecting Hartford and New Haven

A tanker truck caught fire early Sunday morning on Interstate 91, closing the highway near Rocky Hill. A tractor-trailer has also veered off the highway near Wallingford, taking down power lines. No injuries have been reported in either incident.

The gas tanker incident happened around 6 a.m. near Exit 23. Both sides of the highway were closed for several hours. Nearby residents were also briefly evacuated because of heavy fire and smoke.

The tractor-trailer incident happened at about 10:45 a.m. near Exit 13. Police say the tractor-trailer slid down an embankment, crashed through the woods and hit a bridge foundation before resting across another roadway.

Local utility United Illuminating has cut power to the downed wires.

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