Neither tractor trailer driver was injured in early morning accidents yesterday on I-84 in the Newtown area.
State Police responded to the westbound side of the highway by exit 13 shortly after 3:30am. The 69-year old driver told troopers he lost control in the rain. The truck crashed into the concrete barrier, damaging plastic dividers on top of it. DEEP, DOT, Sandy Hook Fire and Southbury Fire responded. The left lane of both sides of I-84 were closed for an extended period of time. The truck was towed from the scene.
The driver was issued an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions in a construction zone.
Around 5:45am, a truck driver headed east near exit 10 lost control in the heavy rain. The tractor trailer jack knifed and crashed into the center median guardrail. Newtown Fire responded for a fuel leak from the vehicle.
The truck was also towed and the 46-year old was issued an infraction for traveling too fast for conditions.