I-84 east reopens in East Hartford following jackknifed tractor trailer closure

A jackknifed tractor trailer closed a portion Interstate 84 east in East Hartford on Tuesday morning.
Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 6:21 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2022 at 9:05 AM EDT
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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A jackknifed tractor trailer closed a portion Interstate 84 east in East Hartford on Tuesday morning for nearly 3 hours.

The highway reopened around 9 a.m., state police said.

According to the Department of Transportation, the highway was closed between exits 55 and 56.

The incident was first reported around 6:10 a.m.

Congestion built up between exits 51 and 55. Nearly 2 miles of delays were reported by the DOT.

State police recommended that drivers use Route 2 as an alternate route.

There’s no word on injuries or a cause.

Further down, another crash that involved three vehicles slowed traffic on I-84 east in Hartford. The crash happened between exits 52 and 53. The left lane was closed in the area. Three miles worth of delays were reported in that area.

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