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Jan 30 2018

I-91 closed in Middletown after 20-car crash

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I-91 reopens after multiple crashes close highway for almost 6 hours

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) After being closed for almost six hours Saturday, Interstate 91 has reopened between Middletown and Wethersfield after crews worked for to clear multiple crashes from the highway.

Just after 1:00 p.m. Connecticut State Police reported an accident involving more than 20 vehicles on I-91 southbound at exit 21 in Middletown. That crash caused Troopers to shut down the southbound lanes.

#CTtraffic. I-91 sb x21 Middletown closed for multi-car crash. Troopers report at least 20 cars, 3 TT s, a tanker. No serious injuries. pic.twitter.com/dzE1BBNW1H

A short time later, Troopers announced that I-91 was closed in both directions between exits 20 and 25 due to multiple crashes on both sides of the highway.

Connecticut State Police responded to multiple crashes on Interstate 91 Saturday afternoon (Image: Twitter/Connecticut State Police)

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said the crash included 21 vehicles, including three trucks, and two ruptured fuel tanks. He says there are up to ten injuries, and urged people to stay home, if possible.

21 vehicle pileup w 3 trucks and two ruptured fuel tanks on I-91s. Highway shut down and up to 10 injuries. Stay home if possible. Thanks.

Connecticut State Police responded to multiple crashes on Interstate 91 Saturday afternoon (Image: Twitter/Connecticut State Police)

The northbound lanes of Interstate 91 were reopened by 4:30 p.m. but the southbound lanes remained closed between exits 25 and 20 until just after 6:00 p.m.

Connecticut State Police responded to multiple crashes on Interstate 91 Saturday afternoon (Image: Twitter/Connecticut State Police)

A few viewers have sent us some video of the scene via Report-It, including this footage of emergency responders on the scene helping motorists in Middletown.

Saturday was a busy day for Connecticut State Police, who responded to more than 100 crashes and dozens of calls for help.

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