I-84 in West Hartford reopens after chemical fire

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Interstate 84 eastbound is back to normal traffic levels in West Hartford after a vehicle fire with a possible hazmat situation closed the highway midday Tuesday.

Both sides of  I-84, eastbound and westbound, were closed at exit 44 just before 12 noon, after a van caught on fire on the side of the roadway. Police later determined that the van was carrying chlorine, but intially dispatched HAZMAT teams to handle a potentially more dangerous chemical spill.

The highway was back open just before 3:00 p.m.

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