MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)– A portion of I-84 eastbound is closed in Manchester due to a tractor trailer fire.WATCH LIVE: Emergency crews working to clear truck fire on I-84 East in Manchester
The Connecticut Department of Transportation reports that I-84 eastbound is congested between Exits 60 and 63, for 3.3 miles, because of a tractor trailer fire between Exits 62 and 63. There is one lane open to traffic and firefighters remain on scene.
The accident was reported just after 11 a.m. There is no word on the cause of the fire or if anyone was injured at this time.
(52016019) Tractor Trailer Accident – MANCHESTER I84E 0.50 miles before Exit 63 (RTES 30 & 83) at 5/20/2016 10:47:47 AM #cttraffic
– Statewide CTDOT (@CTDOT_Statewide) May 20, 2016
It is unknown when all the lanes of the highway will reopen. News 8 is working to gather more information. Check back for more updates.