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BRIDGEPORT — A stretch of Interstate 95 south was closed for more than three hours Wednesday morning after a crash involving several tractor-trailer trucks.
First responders were dispatched to I-95 south near Exit 27A for a reported crash involving a tractor-trailer that rolled over shortly before 5 a.m., according to the city’s fire department.
Two people were taken to the hospital for injuries.
The highway’s southbound lanes were closed between exits 29 and 27 because of the crash. The state Department of Transportation indicated it involved three tractor-trailers.
Fire officials said the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was contacted to respond on a possible saddle tank rupture.
Traffic was backed up at least six miles to Exit 34 on the southbound side. As cars slowed to take a look at the crash site, traffic delays built up through the area in the northbound lanes as well.
Crews had the overturned tractor-trailer upright by about 8 a.m. Equipment was brought in to clear the debris that spilled from the truck when it rolled on its side.
By 8:30 a.m., all first responders had cleared from the scene and the highway’s northbound lanes reopened to motorists. Some residual delays remained briefly on both sides of the highway, but were cleared up by 8:40 a.m.
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