Highway reopened following truck fire - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Highway reopened following truck fire

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A tractor trailer fire closed part of I-84 eastbound in Waterbury (Joe Wallace) A tractor trailer fire closed part of I-84 eastbound in Waterbury (Joe Wallace)
A tractor trailer fire caused heavy delays in Waterbury on Tuesday afternoon (WFSB) A tractor trailer fire caused heavy delays in Waterbury on Tuesday afternoon (WFSB)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A stretch of Interstate 84 was reopened in Waterbury late Tuesday night following a tractor trailer fire that snarled traffic for hours. 

State Department of Transportation officials said the highway reopened shortly after 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Around 4 p.m., I-84 eastbound was closed between exits 25 and 25A. Department of Motor Vehicles also reported heavy congestion between exits 16 and 25.

At about 5:15 p.m., police said the right lane was closed, but a left lane was open.

Later in the evening, police said the highway was closed down again so the truck could be removed.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

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