HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Drivers on Interstate 91 southbound heading through Hartford faced heavier than normal delays Tuesday after a tractor-trailer rolleover blocked several lanes for most of the day.
The crash occurred just after 9:40 a.m. on I-91 southbound between exits 29A and 27. State Police confirmed to News 8 that the truck carrying bottled water spilled its contents across all lanes. A fuel spill also occurred, leaking gallons of fuel onto the roadway.
Crews from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Department of Consumer Protection all responded to the scene. For almost three hours, all travel lanes were blocked, with traffic sporadically getting through on the shoulder of the roadway. The shoulder was closed intermittently to allow emergency vehicles to get to and from the crash scene.
Troopers say the truck driver received minor injuries from the crash. He was taken to Hartford Hospital.
Two lanes were reopened by 2:00 p.m., and all lanes were reopened by 3:45 p.m.
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