Rollover, Fire Cause Delays on Route 2 East, I-84

A rollover and a vehicle fire closed two highways on Tuesday afternoon.  

Route 2 East is closed in East Hartford at exit 5A after a rollover with injuries.

Interstate 84 was closed on both the eastbound and westbound sides in West Hartford at exit 43 after a vehicle fire.

Police said the Econoline van was carrying chlorine and crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were called to remove the chemicals.

On Tuesday afternoon, officials from DEEP said most of the chemicals were destroyedin the fire, so there was nothing to clean up.

Water ran into Trout Brook, so the fire department flushed the brook with more water to dilute the chlorine.    

The westbound side of the highway has reopened and the left lane of the eastbound side of the highway is getting by, but there are heavy delays. 

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