Petroleum truck fire shuts down I95 in Norwalk, causes traffic chaos

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NORWALK — Emergency responders are battling a petroleum truck fire beneath the Fairfield Avenue overpass on I95 in Norwalk, prompting the closure of the interstate and causing widespread traffic disruptions throughout the city.

The incident occurred early Monday morning, and the Norwalk Police Department is advising motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

The shutdown of I95, a major thoroughfare, is expected to have a significant impact on local roads for an extended period, with heavy traffic delays anticipated.

Commuters are urged to allow for additional travel time as efforts to extinguish the blaze continue.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, and no injuries have been reported at this time.

Authorities have not yet provided an estimate for when I95 will reopen.

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