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Truck overturns, spills fish on Interstate 95

January 12, 2018

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A tractor trailer carrying 45,000 pounds of raw fish has overturned along the Connecticut and Rhode Island border, catching drivers in heavy traffic during their morning commute.

Police say the driver lost control of the truck around 5 a.m. Friday, spilling its cargo along Interstate 95 in Stonington. All northbound lanes were temporarily closed as crews cleaned up the spilled fish.

Authorities say the unidentified driver suffered minor injures and was hospitalized as a precaution. Officials reopened the highway around 12:30 p.m.

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