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I-84 Reopens After Hours-Long Closure Following Fiery Crash

Debris from a fiery crash early Saturday involving two tractor-trailers just past Exit 16 on eastbound on I-84 in Southbury.
Debris from a fiery crash early Saturday involving two tractor-trailers just past Exit 16 on eastbound on I-84 in Southbury. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
A fiery crash early Saturday involving two tractor-trailers occurred just past Exit 16 on eastbound on I-84 in Southbury.
A fiery crash early Saturday involving two tractor-trailers occurred just past Exit 16 on eastbound on I-84 in Southbury. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
This story has been updated.

A fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on I-84 just before dawn caused the closure of the highway through early Saturday afternoon in Southbury, Connecticut state police said.

The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. on the eastbound side of I-84 between Exits 16 and 17 after two tractor-trailers crashed and one burst into flames, state police said.

Despite the huge fire, only minor injuries were reported, state police said.

Initially, I-84 was closed for hours in both directions on that stretch of the highway, the main travel way between Danbury and Waterbury, while crews worked to clear the scene, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The westbound lanes of I-84 reopened at about 7:45 a.m. Saturday. The eastbound lanes remained closed as of 9 a.m., according to state police.

Traffic was being detoured off I-84 east at Exit 16 to Strongtown Road in Southbury, DOT said.

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