I-91 southbound in Meriden re-opened after crash

The multiple-vehicle crash was reported on the southbound side of I-91 near exit 17 on Friday afternoon. (Denise Jesko)

The southbound side of Interstate 91 in Meriden has reopened following a serious crash Friday afternoon.

The multiple-vehicle crash was reported on I-91 near exit 17 around 4:45 p.m.

I-91 closed between exits 18 and 17, according to the Department of Transportation.The highway was closed for nearly four hours, DOT said. Drivers were told to avoid the area.

#CTtraffic: UPDATE. MERIDEN: 91 South X17 will remain FULLY CLOSED for approx. another hour. Detour to 691 west. AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE pic.twitter.com/g0tUWBhwZD— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) October 28, 2016

There was no word on injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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