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Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-84 in Newtown, Involving Cement Truck, Causes Massive Traffic Jam During Rush Hour, July 12

Report by Paula Antolini
July 12, 2017 9:30AM EDT

Photo: Accident vehicle on flatbed truck at side of road on I84 on July 12, 2017, and cement truck seen in background.

 

BETHEL ADVOCATE ON THE SCENE

Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-84 in Newtown, Involving Cement Truck, Causes Massive Traffic Jam During Rush Hour, July 12

A multi-vehicle accident occurred this morning a few minutes before  8:00 a.m. at the height of rush hour on I-84 in Newtown, CT, between Exits 10 and 11, involving a cement truck and other vehicles.

The accident closed two lanes on the westbound direction and caused a massive traffic jam.  Traffic spilled onto the side roads in Newtown and Sandy Hook as drivers tried to find alternate routes.

According to CT State Trooper Mark Barrone there were minor injuries and an ambulance was there to do evaluations but he does not believe anyone was taken to the hospital.  The accident included a box truck, a cement truck and a car, he said.

Traffic was backed up to Southbury, CT, and traffic near Route 34 was heavy.

At times Bethel Advocate observed that traffic was at a standstill and lines of tractor trailers could be seen for miles crawling along on the highway (see photos below).

Bethel Advocate was on the scene to bring you photos of this incident, which was cleared at the time we viewed it, with vehicles up on flat bed trucks, shortly after 9:00 a.m.:

Click on each photo to view larger.

 

Photo: Accident vehicle on flatbed truck at side of road on I-84 on July 12, 2017, and cement truck seen in background.

 

Photo: Official vehicles block lanes of I-84 after accident this morning, July 12th, and cement truck involved in accident can be seen in background along with car, that is placed on flatbed truck.

 

Photo: Traffic jam on I-84 after a multi-vehicle accident this morning, July 12th, causing a massive back up on westbound lanes and side streets.

 

Photo: Many tractor trailers were caught in traffic jam on I-84 after a multi-vehicle accident this morning, July 12th, causing a massive back up on westbound lanes and side streets.

 

Photo: Many drivers were caught in traffic jam on I-84 after a multi-vehicle accident this morning, July 12th, causing a massive back up on westbound lanes and side streets.

 

Photo: Many tractor trailers were caught in traffic jam on I-84 after a multi-vehicle accident this morning, July 12th, causing a massive back up on westbound lanes and side streets.

 

 

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