Tractor-trailer accidents snarl Route 8 commute

(WTNH Report It! - B. Stevens)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Two early morning accidents on the northbound and southbound sides of Route 8 in Waterbury are slowing commuters.

Two tractor-trailers crashed in separate accidents on opposite sides of the road. Both accidents are near exit 30. Only the right shoulder is getting by at this point.

Two people have been transported to the hospital, but the severity of their injuries is not yet known.

(WTNH Report It!)
(WTNH Report It!)

Crews will now begin the process of removing the tractor-trailers from the scene. DEEP is also on scene containing a gas spill.

(WTNH Report It! - Eliza)
(WTNH Report It! – Eliza)

The delays are anticipated to last through most of Friday.

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