Route 15 reopens in Orange after tree fell on van


ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH)– Route 15 has reopened in Orange after a tree fell on to a van Thursday morning.

State police say Route 15 southbound was closed in the Derby/ Orange area, near exit 58, due to an accident involving a tree falling on to a van. The southbound right lane and northbound left lane were reopened to traffic first as cleanup continued. The DOT reports that the highway is now completely open.

Police say extrication was needed and that two males were injured. They were both taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

Related: Route 15 reopens in Meriden after crash involving downed tree

Earlier, Route 15 southbound was closed at exit 67 in Meriden after another crash involving a downed tree. The road has since reopened in that part of the highway.

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