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Jackknifed Tractor-Trailer In Bridgeport Slows Traffic For Miles On I-95

A tractor-trailer sits after jackknifing on I-95 north between Exits 28 and 29, causing a 7-mile backup, on Monday afternoon.
A tractor-trailer sits after jackknifing on I-95 north between Exits 28 and 29, causing a 7-mile backup, on Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation
A tractor-trailer jackknifed on I-95 north between Exits 28 and 29, causing a 7-mile backup, early Monday afternoon.
A tractor-trailer jackknifed on I-95 north between Exits 28 and 29, causing a 7-mile backup, early Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

UPDATE: By 2:45 p.m. Monday, the jackknifed tractor-trailer was blocking only one lane of I-95 north in Bridgeport. But in the three hours since the crash, the backup has only increased. A 14-mile traffic jam was reported back to Exit 18 in Westport as the evening rush hour approached.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — There was a 7-mile backup on I-95 northbound due to a jackknifed tractor-trailer in Bridgeport on early Monday afternoon, according to the Department of Transportation.

The accident occurred between Exits 28 and 29, and the traffic jam was extending back 7 miles to Exit 19 in Fairfield by 1:30 p.m.

At first, all the lanes were closed on I-95, but the left two lanes reopened as the truck was moved partially to the side of the highway.

The crash was reported Monday just after noon, DOT said.

No injuries were reported, but the fuel tank on the tractor-trailer was breached, police said.

State police were able to open the left and center lanes by about 1:40 p.m., but urged drivers to reduce speeds in the area.

As of 2 p.m., the two right lanes were still blocked by the truck.

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