I-95 Closed in Both Directions [Updated]

Reported gas leak causes shutdown at exit 37.

Update as of 12:10 p.m. Nov. 1:

Milford Police just released the following information about the highway closure:

Emergency personnel from the Milford Fire Department, Milford Police Department and Connecticut State Police are currently dealing with a ruptured gas line fire on Interstate 95 in the vicinity of Exit 37 in Milford. The following roadways are closed at this time:

  • I-95 Southbound at Exit 39
  • I-95 Northbound at Exit 36
  • High Street (between the Boston Post Road and Zion Hill Road)

Motorists are urged to use alternate routes at this time.

The original report follows:

Due to a reported gas leak, the Milford Fire Department has asked the state to shut down I-95, North and South Bound at exit 37, according to Paul Vance, Connecticut State Police Commanding Officer.

Extensive traffic delays are building for those traveling south from north of Milford, and those delays are spilling onto Route 1 and local roads, as well. Check out our Commute section for traffic conditions.

Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.

Diane Wirtemburg November 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Main Street Stratford is like a parking lot because of this.
Rebecca November 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Post Road is also a nightmare.
bpiretti November 01, 2012 at 07:07 PM
@ Diane: Oh, so that is why it was so busy on Main and Barnum Ave. in Stratford...
Ellen Donnelly Cox November 01, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Please let us know when it re-opens. I live between Main. St. and Ferry Blvd. it nuts around here! Basically trapped in the neighborhood.
Jason Bagley (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 08:40 PM
According to the Connecticut Post, "Some southbound lanes of I-95 were reopened after 1 p.m. and officials were hopeful that the northbound side would be reopened before the evening commute begins." Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Disaster-averted-in-Milford-from-I-95-fire-4000286.php#ixzz2B0QOtE2t We'll have a full update soon.


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