January 13, 2011

Accidents slow traffic on I-95

BENTON — Traffic has been slowed on Interstate 95 south near Fairfield and Benton following several accidents involving large trucks.

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TIGHT SQUEEZE: The cab of the tractor trailer at left faces toward the rear against another tractor trailer the collided in the snow covered southbound lane of I- 95 in Fairfield on Thursday resulting in injured drivers. A pickup truck and two cars also slid off the interstate. The road was closed temporarily.

Staff photo by David Leaming

Crews are on scene, where a pickup first went off the interstate, followed by two tractor-trailer trucks, and other vehicles. The accidents happened near mile-marker 135, which is in between Exit 133 for Fairfield and Exit 138 for Clinton.

The road had been closed at one point but had been re-opened to one lane of traffic.

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