Connecticut State Police said one lane and the Exit 8 off-ramp are closed on I-91 Northbound.
#CTtraffic Lane closures in the area of Interstate 91 Northbound, Exit 8, in the City of New Haven. 2 right lanes are closed. FD on scene dealing with brush fire. pic.twitter.com/3PSq9JklbC— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) April 16, 2019
This is due to a brush fire nearby that firefighters are working to put out. Flames and smoke could be seen from the highway.
Drivers should expect delays on the highway and avoid the area if possible.
I-91 North Exit 8 Large area of brush. E8 Sq1 E10 C33 E4 w/ M1— New Haven Fire (@NewHavenFire) April 16, 2019
There is no word on when the highway is expected to fully reopen.