A driver was able to walk away from his truck safely, though a roadway was closed for hours in Connecticut after he lost control of a tractor-trailer that crashed and rolled over, officials said.
In New Haven County, first responders were dispatched to a stretch of Monowese Avenue near exit 9 in North Haven shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, where there was a report of a crash involving a truck that rolled over, blocking the road.
According to fire officials, the trailer was carrying non-hazardous contents, though the diesel tanks on the truck ruptured and spilled onto the roadway, causing the lengthy road closure.
Officials said that the driver was able to self-extricate himself from the tractor-trailer and he was treated for minor injuries.
Montowese Avenue remained closed for several hours to allow crews to continue clean-up efforts.
There was no estimated timetable for when the road will reopen.
Agencies that responded include:
- North Haven Fire Department;
- North Haven Police Department;
- Nelson Ambulance;
- Connecticut DEEP;
- Connecticut State Police.
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