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After vehicle fire closes Interstate 95 lanes in Milford, accident further snarls traffic

UPDATE: 11:04 AM

The scene has been cleared.

All lanes are open.

UPDATE: 10:30 AM

Shortly after all lanes that were closed because of a vehicle fire reopened, there was another accident.

The southbound center lane of Interstate 95 then closed between exits 41 and 40 because of an accident involving a tractor-trailer truck and a car.

The accident was reported at 10:27 a.m.

Traffic cameras showed the left front of the truck hit the driver’s side of the car.

There appeared to be no serious injuries because people were seen walking near the vehicle inspecting it for serious damage.

Southbound traffic was congested beginning near exit 42 in West Haven with traffic speeds in the teens.


MILFORD — A vehicle fire closed two southbound lanes of Interstate 95 on Saturday morning.

The fire, reported at 9:40 a.m., closed the right and center lanes between exits 41 and 40.

A tractor-trailer truck was blocking the lanes, along with several State Police cruisers.

Milford firefighters arrived and within 10 minutes, the fire was out, but thick smoke billowed from the scene.

Shortly before 10 a.m. a flatbed tow truck arrived to haul away the vehicle.

With two lanes still closed, southbound traffic slowed near exit 41 in Orange. Travel speeds near the fire scene were in the single numbers.

There were no reported injuries.

Check back for updates.

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