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DEEP checking environmental impact after truck fire in N Stonington

Truck carrying pesticides
Credit: State Police Troop E

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. β€” State and local environmental officials are checking to see if there was an environmental impact from a fire that consumed a tractor trailer carrying herbicides and pesticides that burned on I-95 North in North Stonington Tuesday afternoon.

The Ledge Light Health District said in a statement that although most of the products on the truck were consumed in the fire, DEEP was assessing the possible effects on surface and groundwater in the Pawcatuck River and its tributaries. 

State Police was closed at Exit 92 for about 10 hours. 

At approximately 2:02 p.m., a tractor trailer was traveling in the left lane of two when its tire blew out causing the tractor to strike a bridge abutment and catch on fire. There are no reported injuries.

The Department of Transportation will be inspecting the bridge which runs over Route 49, Pendleton Hill Road. The heavy duty wrecker will then begin removing the melted trailer.

🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨Traffic Alert 🚨 🚨🚨🚨🚨 I95 North Bound at exit 92 is closed due to a tractor trailer fire. Expect traffic delays, please try to find alternative routes of travel. Route 49 on the...