OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) - A crash resulted in a container plunging over the Baldwin Bridge in Old Saybrook on Thursday morning.

Interstate 95 north was congested in the area because of the overturned vehicle.

According to the Department of Transportation, it happened between exits 69 and 70.

The right and center lanes were closed for much of the morning.

Local police were seen searching the water below the bridge following the crash.

The Old Saybrook Fire Department said a container fell into the Connecticut River. It has since been removed.

See photos from the department here.

Environmental crews were also there after reports that some motor oil made it into the water.

"We were there," confirmed Jeff Chandler of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. "Yes, the [police department] boat grabbed the drums that were launched from the rolled-over truck that went through the bridge fence into the Connecticut River. The truck lost some motor oil that hit a bridge scupper drain and hit the water. [A] non-recoverable sheen was observed. The oil on the bridge was speedy dried, removed and the stain was sanded for traction."

Firefighters said two people were transported to the hospital as a result of the crash.

They warned drivers to expect significant traffic delays in the area around the highway.

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

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