A tractor trailer is on fire on I-85 westbound in Danbury. The vehicle is across all lanes of traffic between exits 5 and 4. The highway is closed down as firefighters work to extinguish the fully involved blaze. Drivers pulled over and were out of their vehicles watching the emergency response, though police are directing them to back up and exit the roadway.
Drivers headed westbound are being directed to exit the highway using the entrance ramp, which is closed to motorists looking to access I-84. There is heavy traffic headed eastbound due to lane closures and rubbernecking.
According to dispatch reports, the tractor trailer was empty and not hauling a load at the time.