I-84 east congested in Cheshire following tractor trailer fire

A traffic alert has been issued.
A traffic alert has been issued.(WFSB)
Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 8:03 AM EDT
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CHESHIRE, CT (WFSB) - Interstate 84 eastbound was congested for more than 5 miles on Thursday morning because of a tractor trailer fire.

The Department of Transportation said the fire was between exits 26 and 27 in Cheshire.

As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, the right and center lanes were closed.

However, traffic was backed up 5.3 miles between exits 23 and 27.

The fire was first reported just before 6:40 a.m.

There’s no word on injuries or a cause.

For real-time traffic updates, check the Channel 3 traffic map here.