A tractor trailer fire shut down Interstate 91 Southbound at exit 29, the Capitol Area exit Monday afternoon.

State Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed an over turned trailer and it's contents spilled across the roadway on fire. Hartford fire crews were working to extinguish the flames. The accident took place on the exit ramp, right next to the parking garage for the Connecticut Convention Center

The driver, Thomas Petrocione, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hartford Hospital.

As of 9pm, all lanes are open. The exit 29 off ramp is still shut down. No word on when it will open.


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