Tractor trailer tosses 40,000 pounds of lettuce on Waterford highway

(WTNH / Wendy Griffin)

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Traffic on Interstate 95 northbound was heavier than normal in the Waterford area after a tractor trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of lettuce toppled over Monday morning.

State police in Waterford say a tractor trailer lost control, and fell onto its side around 3:00 a.m. Monday, between exits 81 and 82.

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(WTNH / Wendy Griffin)

The Department of Consumer Protection responded and began assisting in offloading the leafy contents of the trailer around 5 a.m. It took almost ten hours, but the debris and the truck were removed from the highway by 3:00 p.m.

 

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