SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — Excessive water on the road caused Route 8 North in Seymour to close for hours on Tuesday evening.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Route 8 North was closed between Exits 22 and 23 due to water over the road just after 7 p.m.

Traffic began moving again after 10 p.m. ending the nightmare for people who had been trapped in their cars for hours while crews cleaned up water off the highway.

The entrance to Route 67 from New Haven Road remains closed as of 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night.

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