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Road Closed For Hours After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On CT Roadway

Montowese Ave at Exit 9 remains closed in all directions due to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer that rolled over
Montowese Ave at Exit 9 remains closed in all directions due to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer that rolled over Photo Credit: Facebook/North Haven Fire Department

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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