A Series of Accidents is Backing up Traffic on I95 South From Guilford to New Haven

A truck traveling on Interstate 95 appears to have jackknifed and could possibly be leaking fuel.

UPDATED: Just as emergency officials were clearing an earlier accident on Interstate 95 two more accident occurred on the highway and are backing up traffic in the area, one in Guilford and the other in West Haven, the DOT reports.

This morning around 6 a.m. a tractor trailer jackknifed on I95 south, near exit 45 (Long Wharf Drive) in New Haven. There were reports that the tractor trailer was carrying more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel and that the fuel tanks could be breached. 

There are no reports at this time if any other vehicles were invloved or if anyone was injured.

The view from the Connecticut Department of Transportation traffic cameras indicate that the three left lanes are now open, for travel. The truck appears to have gone off the road onto the shoulder, blocking the right lane. 

Nicole Ball September 04, 2012 at 11:10 AM
@NBCConnecticut reports via Twitter: :Traffic on I-95 South in New Haven is backed up nearly to exit 51 because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer."
Steve from SAAC September 04, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Boy I'm glad I got thru there when I did--probably just a little after 6--there were already a couple of emergency vehicles there but traffic hadn't really started to back up yet. Hope nobody got hurt.
Matthew Schweitzer September 04, 2012 at 04:20 PM
This happened right in front of me. The truck was in the middle lane and lost control then cut across the right lane into the guardrail. Luckily no one was on the right side of him when this happened.
Nicole Ball September 04, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Matthew, thanks for sharing. Glad no one was hurt. Hope you were not in traffic long!


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