Scrap Metal Spills From Tractor-Trailer on I-95 South

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    Norwalk Fire Department
    A tractor-trailer carrying scrap metal flipped onto its side on I-95 southbound in Norwalk Wednesday morning, shutting down the highway for hours.

    Interstate 95 southbound was closed for hours in Norwalk on Wednesday after a tractor-trailer carrying scrap metal flipped onto its side.

    Fire officials arrived at the scene just after 10:30 a.m. to find the dump trailer lying on its side across all three lanes of traffic. Pieces of aluminum cargo had spilled from the truck and were strewn about the left and center lanes, according to Deputy Fire Chief Gino Gatto.

    The driver was pinned inside the cab and had to be extricated. His injuries don't appear to be life threatening, Gatto said in a news release.

    Hydraulic oil also spilled around the cab. Crews from the state Dept. of Transportation and Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection brought in payloaders and street sweepers to help with the cleanup, Gatto said.

    An early police investigation reveals that the truck may have malfunctioned and hit the bridge, causing the trailer to roll onto its side, according to Gatto.

    The southbound lanes were closed between exits 13 and 14. Traffic was detoured off of exit 14, according to state police.

    The highway reopened around 2:30 p.m.