Today, a major acc*dent happened on I-84 in Connecticut, which caused chaos and made it hard for people to get to work. Details are still coming out, but reports say that the crash involved more than one car and hurt more than one person.
First responders rushed to the scene to help clear the damage, which stopped traffic for hours. As the investigation goes on, many people are left thinking how such a terrible thing could have happened on this busy highway.
I-84 Connecticut Accident Today
Due to the closure of both lanes of the roadway due to a vehicle that overturned late Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 84 in Southington, there is a significant backup of traffic. I-84 West between exits 30 and 29, according to the State Department of Transportation, was the scene of the collision.
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#CTTraffic I-84 Eastbound and Westbound in the area of Exit 30 in Southington are shut down for a motor vehicle acc*dent with serious injuries. Please seek alternate routes and plan for traffic delays.
— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) April 19, 2023
Due to this, I-84’s east and west sides are both closed, resulting in significant traffic jams. The DOT reports that between exits 30 and 31, the east side of I-84 is closed. As of 5:27 p.m., the DOT reported a 7-mile westbound backup and a 4.5-mile eastbound backup.
It was “unknown” when the acc*dent would be cleared when it was originally reported at 4:26 p.m. The Connecticut State Police reported that the incident resulted in “serious injuries” and advised drivers to “seek alternate routes and plan for traffic delays.”