Thursday accident: Expect problems on Route 8 northbound

Route 8 north at Exit 19 (Wakelee Avenue) in Ansonia is closed on Thursday afternoon because of a jack-knifed tractor trailer. Reports say there are two crashes, and side roads and exit ramps in the area are jammed.

Derby Fire Department's HazMat is on scene. Reportedly, along with the accident, there is possibly a fuel spill. At about 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, the HazMat team was going through the scene.

The Valley Indy reported traffic is being diverted off at Exit 17 in Derby to get around the scene.

Police officers are on the side roads directing traffic.

The accident appears to have occurred slightly past 2 p.m., close to the Ansonia/Derby line.

As of 4:05 p.m., traffic on Route 8 northbound in the southern part of Shelton (near Exit 11, lower Bridgeport Avenue) appears to be moving normally. There are reports traffic is more congested on the highway as motorists get closer to downtown Shelton.

(30614027) Tractor Trailer Accident - ANSONIA S8N at Exit 19 (RTE 334) at 3/6/2014 2:13:22 PM