Darien car fire slows I-95 traffic
DARIEN — A burning vehicle shut down a southbound lane of Interstate 95 in Darien late Tuesday afternoon and slowed traffic in the area for hours.
The state Department of Transportation reported that the passenger vehicle was burning between exits 9 and 10, and causing traffic delays back up to 13 as of 6:45 p.m., with the far right travel lane closed. The vehicle was in a wooded area just off the highway, near the Darien rest stop.
As of 6:45, the DOT estimated the accident would cause delays for up to four hours. The Darien Volunteer Fire Department was still at the scene as of 6:50 p.m., but officials did not have information on what caused the fire.
State Police at Troop G in Bridgeport reported at 8:25 p.m. that the fire was under investigation.