A tractor-trailer carrying 45,000 gallons of a substance used to make glue overturned on Interstate 84 West at exit 57 in East Hartford, causing traffic problems for nine hours.
The exit 57 ramp, as well as Route 15 South at exit 90 in East Hartford, were closed from around 4:30 a.m. on Monday until 1:30 p.m.
According to state police, Joseph Sargent, 54, of Woburn, Massachusetts, lost control of the tractor-trailer on Route 15 South in East Hartford just before 4:30 a.m.
The truck hit a metal guardrail, then the jersey barrier and rolled onto its passenger side, according to police.
A valve on the tanker trailer released polyacrylamide, a non-hazardous resin found in glue, into a nearby storm drain.
How much polyacrylamide spilled is not clear, but officials from The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the East Hartford fire department responded and Clean Harbors was tasked to clean up the spill.
Sargent complained of minor injuries. He was transported to Hartford Hospital. and issued an infraction for failure to maintain lane.