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Dump Truck Overturns Causing Gridlock On Route 8

Route 8 in Bridgeport is backed up following a crash. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation
A rollover crash on Route 8 is causing backups in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

Latest update

All lanes are open on Route 8 as of 6 p.m.

Update

The right lane on Route 8 reopened just before 5 p.m., leaving two lanes open.

Original report

A rollover crash involving a dump truck has backed up traffic on Route 8 for miles with only the left lane open and two lanes blocked, according to Connecticut State Police.

The crash happened around 1:58 p.m. Monday in Bridgeport near Exit 2, said Connecticut State Police spokesperson Trooper Kelly Grant.

Grant said there was entrapment and a person had to be extricated from the dump truck.

At 3:20 p.m., only the left lane was open, Grant said.

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