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I-95 in Norwalk, CT closed following fiery 3-vehicle crash

Both sides of Interstate 95 in Norwalk will be closed for an extended period of time following a fiery crash Thursday morning, according to officials. 


Gov. Ned Lamont and other emergency and transportation officials held a press conference regarding the closure, stating that the crash involved a tractor-trailer, a tanker truck carrying oil, and a passenger car. While some minor injuries were reported, officials said there were no critical injuries or fatalities.


Semi truck on fire

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. by exit 15 on I-95 South, under an overpass. Scott Hill, the chief engineer for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, said the overpass is not in immediate danger of collapsing but traffic is being kept off it until inspectors can analyze the bridge closer. 


Lamont and other officials stress everyone should avoid the area and use other highways and roads to try around. Officials in surrounding states were also notified, and the message that the highway is closed will be displayed on the DOT screens on various highways as well. 


It's unknown at this time when the highway will open up, and officials plan to provide more updates later in the afternoon.


Semi truck on fire under an overpass

(Source: Fox 61)

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Incident Number

1-240502-4301

 

Alert Type

Public Safety Alert


Incident Type

Transportation Incident


Incident Occurred

May 2 2024


Alert Posted

May 2 2024


Location

Norwalk, Connecticut

 

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