I-91 south in Wallingford closed for several hours due to tractor-trailer crash, fire


WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — I-91 southbound in Wallingford closed down Wednesday night due to a tractor-trailer crash and fire.

State Dept. of Transportation said the crash occurred just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. The highway was closed between Exits 15 and 14 for several hours, with delays backing up to at least Exit 9. The area has since reopened.

News 8’s LaSalle Blanks was traveling among the traffic and reported the smoke could be seen from several exits away. At 9 p.m. he was still in stopped traffic.

Blanks observed a white pick-up truck burned up and a tractor-trailer as well.

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