UPDATE: Truck accident at Route 8 and I-95 in Bridgeport now cleared

The Route 8 southbound ramp to Interstate 95 north in Bridgeport was closed at slightly before noon today due to a truck accident, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT) website.

According to a DOT tweet just before 3 p.m., the accident has now been cleared and traffic should begin moving close to normal again.

The DOT website says a tractor-trailer overturned on or near the ramp. The accident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14.

From Bridgeport, I-95 northbound heads toward New Haven.

The DOT website said accident cleanup activities and the related investigation could take up to four hours.