One lane open on I-91 north in Wallingford following oil tanker rollover

A portion of Interstate 91 north was closed in Wallingford on Wednesday morning because of an oil tanker rollover.
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 7:27 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 12:23 PM EST
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WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) - A portion of Interstate 91 north was closed in Wallingford on Wednesday morning because of an oil tanker rollover.

Around 8:15 a.m., however, state police reported that the right lane had reopened.

They said the tanker rolled over near exit 13.

The Department of Transportation reported a backup of 3.4 miles between exits 11 and 14 as of 9:20 a.m.

According to state police, the oil delivery truck spilled about 30 gallons onto the road and soil in the median. However, none of it appeared to have been released from the 2,400 gallons in its storage tank. The spill appeared to have come from its saddle tank.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, DOT, Wallingford Fire Department, and a DEEP contractor were called to the scene.

There’s no word on injuries or a cause.

Troopers urged drivers in the area to use extra caution and warned them to plan for delays.

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