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.