I-84 in Newtown + Southbury Shut Down Due to Fiery Tractor Trailer Rollover
If you commute on I-84 in Newtown, you may want to seek an additional route this morning, March 30.
Connecticut State Police reported that both sides of I-84 in Newtown are shut down due to a Tractor Trailer rollover which included a large fuel spill.
As someone who commutes through Newtown to get to the radio station every morning, I can tell you that when the highway gets blocked off, Newtown gets a little messy, and that's exactly what happened this morning. I usually jump on the highway at Exit 11, and that was closed too.
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue confirmed that I-84 East & West are both shut down from Exits 11 through 14.
Photos and videos are being posted online of the accident, with one saying that both Connecticut State Police and the CT DOT are on scene and no serious injuries were reported.
Give yourself a little bit of extra time if you're planning on taking that route this morning. Newtown has very high traffic due to everyone seeking alternate routes.
This is a developing story and we will continue to update it as more information comes in.