Early Morning Pile up on I-95

Connecticut (October 14, 2011)  A multiple vehicle accident on I-95 south caused major delays during the morning commute.  According to the Connecticut State Police the crash happened around 2:35 a.m. near Exit 6 when a car spun out in the southbound lanes.  A tractor-trailer was unable to avoid the striking the car, and was then rear-ended by two other tractor-trailers and a car.  The chain reaction pile up caused one of the tractor-trailer’s fuel tank to rupture, leaking diesel fuel onto Interstate 95.

The collision forced authorities to close the right two southbound lanes of I-95 for several hours as crews worked to the accident scene.  The Fire department used Speedy Dry to try and contain the diesel fuel and transmission fluids but the heavy rains made clean up difficult.

Four of the drivers were injured and transported to the hospital.

Traffic was backed up for several miles until all lanes were re-opened around 6:30 a.m.

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