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Truck Fire Closes I-84 Eastbound In Tolland

TOLLLAND—Interstate 84 was closed for four hours this morning after a truck carrying frozen chicken caught fire near Exit 67.

Tolland Fire responded to the accident around 2:30 a.m. and shut down the highway between Eastbound exits 67 and 68. Fire officials said the driver of the truck was not injured in the fire.

Crews extinguished the fire by 8 a.m. and said the cold temperatures made suppression difficult.

By 9:30 a.m., one lane of the highway was open as crews continued to clear the accident and remove the pallets of chicken from the truck.

Connecticut State Police, Vernon Fire, Crystal Lake Fire, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the...