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Madison Hose Co. No. 1 Responds To Overturned Dump Truck On 1-95N

Accident, at about 4:32 p.m., closes one lane of the highway. DOT called to deal with stone and dirt on highway. Highway reopened around 6:45 p.m.

 

responded to the scene of an overturned dump truck around 4:32 p.m. Monday. 

The accident occured on I-95 Northbound between Exits 59 and 61.

The state Department of Transportation said that it was a tri-axle dump truck that hit the center divider and overturned, at one point blocking all lanes, with only the left shoulder getting by. 

Madison Hose Co. No. 1 Captain Bob Kyttle said as of 5 p.m. the dump truck was still on its side and that one lane of traffic was open. 

"It was carrying a full load of stone and dirt. That's covering the highway now," he said. "We're waiting for the DOT [state Department of Transportation] to arrive and clean up. There are no apparent injuries at this time." 

Kyttle said the highway was reopened around 6:45 p.m. 

The dump truck accident in Madison around 4:32 p.m. was one of two on I-95 late Monday. Branford Patch reported via its Twitter feed around 6:30 p.m. that: "Motor vehicle accident on I95S at exit 56; 2 injured. Branford Fire on scene. Update to come. Brush fire confirmed earlier this afternoon..."

The state Department of Transportation estimated the Branford accident would take an hour or less to clear. 

earlier Monday afternoon.

 

This story was corrected around 5:49 p.m. to accurately reflect the kind of truck that turned over. It was changed at 6:30 p.m. to include the information about the Branford accident and brush fire. 

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