Traffic backed up Monday afternoon on I-95 in Old Lyme - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Traffic backed up Monday afternoon on I-95 in Old Lyme

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A traffic backup that began with a minor crash in Old Lyme extended to 25 miles along Interstate 95 at one point on Monday.

State police said the crash happened on the southbound side between exits 85 and 86.

There were no injuries, but a blocked shoulder combined with holiday travel caused some big time delays on the highway.

The delays continued for most of the day on Monday, as hundreds took to the road to head home from a long weekend.

At the truck stop in Southington, people were gassing up and making the trip back home.

Bill and Betty Bomba drove from Poughkeepsie to Mystic in their new RV, so riding in that kind of luxury made them not mind any traffic build up.

"The traffic is not near as bad as it was coming over so maybe people are waiting until later on to go home," said Betty Bomba.

The big rigs were also pulling in and gassing up. For many long haul truckers who are always on the road, holiday weekends like Memorial Day has their own set of challenges sharing the roads with all the extra travelers.

"Most of the time people, it is people who cut you off, they forget their exit was there, turn in front of you, follow too close or talk on their phones. On their phones is a big hassle," said Kansas trucker Sandra Johnson.

Keep up-to-date with the traffic situation with the WFSB traffic map here.

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