Traffic Moving on Gold Star Bridge After Crews Rescued

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Connecticut Department of Transportation

Traffic is moving on the southbound side of the Gold Star Bridge in Groton after firefighters rescued workers from the bucket of a broken-down truck stuck over the side of the bridge Tuesday.

According to a spokesperson for the DOT, contractors were working on the bridge from the bucket of a "snooper truck," which hangs down below the bridge, performing part of a regular two-year inspection when the truck broke down.

The workers were wearing harnesses and were not in danger, but could not get back up to the bridge, according to DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick. They have been rescued and are safe.

The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed briefly between exits 86 and 84, according to the Department of Transportation. Footage from the scene shows traffic is now moving.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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