- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) - Some lanes of a Connecticut highway have reopened after being closed for nearly 24 hours after a tractor-trailer hauling hazardous materials crashed.

Both sides of Interstate 84 in Tolland were closed to traffic and nearby homes were evacuated when the truck rolled over on Sunday evening. The eastbound side remained closed until about 6 p.m. Monday, when two of its lanes reopened.

Environmental officials say the vehicle was carrying a load of chemicals, including acids, peroxides and ammonia solutions. Crews were trying to determine whether there were any spills.

The cleanup was complicated because the truck rolled down a steep 30-foot embankment in snowy and icy weather.

The driver was cited for driving too fast for the conditions.

The University of Connecticut advised women’s basketball game ticket-holders to take detours.

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