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Firefighters Respond To Tractor-Trailer Crash On I-95 In Westport

Firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night where a tractor-trailer went off I-95 in Westport.
Firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night where a tractor-trailer went off I-95 in Westport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night where a tractor-trailer went off I-95 in Westport.
Firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night where a tractor-trailer went off I-95 in Westport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night where a tractor-trailer went off I-95 in Westport.
Firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night where a tractor-trailer went off I-95 in Westport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Fairfield firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night on I-95 in Westport.
Fairfield firefighters work at the scene of an accident Monday night on I-95 in Westport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

WESTPORT, Conn. — A tractor-trailer went down an embankment on I-95 in Westport on Monday evening, causing delays and blocking two lanes of the highway, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The accident occurred between Exits 19 and 18 and was blocking the right and center lanes, DOT said. Backups were reported for more than 2 miles back to Exit 20, DOT said.

Firefighters from Fairfield and Westport responded, along with the State Police, eyewitnesses said.

One of the truck‘s fuel tanks ruptured, and the DOT hazmat team was called to the scene to clean up the spilled fuel, according to the Connecticut Post.

The accident was reported Monday, June 20, at about 8:55 p.m., DOT said.

It was not clear how long it would take for DOT to clear the accident scene.

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