Fiery Crash Shuts Down I-84E at Southbury-Middlebury Line - NBC Connecticut

Fiery Crash Shuts Down I-84E at Southbury-Middlebury Line

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    All lanes are closed on I-84 eastbound near exit 16 and 17 in Southbury because of an accident involving two tractor trailers. (Published Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017)

    A double tractor-trailer crash caused closures on I-84 eastbound near exit 16 and 17 at the Southbury-Middlebury line Saturday morning.

    The crash happened just before 5 a.m. One of the tractor-trailers caught fire, sending a fireball into the air. One witness said it sounded like an explosion. The fire burned one of the trailers down to its frame.

    One person was hospitalized with minor injuries.

    All lanes on the eastbound side of the highway and the center and left lanes on I-84 westbound were closed due to the crash. The westbound side of the highway reopened around 9 a.m., but the eastbound lanes were not fully reopened until around 2 p.m.



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