Update: Fallen Tree Cleared From Northbound I-95 In Greenwich

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A tree is blocking two lanes of northbound I-95 near Exit 5 in Greenwich at about 8:50 a.m. Thursday, causing huge traffic backups. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation
DOT crews work to cut up the tree and remove it from the highway at about 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Traffic is backed up for miles behind the cleanup scene. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation
By 10:20, most of the tree is gone and only one lane remains blocked on I-95 in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation
The tree is gone and traffic is flowing by about 10:30 a.m. Thursday on I-95 in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

Updated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday: GREENWICH, Conn. -- All lanes were reopened on I-95 northbound near Exit 5 in Greenwich after a fallen tree was cleared, Connecticut Department of Transportation cameras showed. Traffic was flowing through the area, but lengthy backups remained into New York. 

Original story: GREENWICH, Conn. -- A fallen tree was blocking the right and center lanes of northbound I-95 at Exit in Greenwich at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Connecticut Department of Transportation cameras showed. 

Only one lane was open and traffic was quickly backing up in the morning rush hour into New York state. Police were on the scene, but it was not known how long it would take to clear the highway. 

A tanker truck appears to be in or near the debris of the tree. DOT cameras showed it was not moving. 

On its website, the DOT reported a "tractor-trailer accident" in the same location between Exits 4 and 5, apparently referring to the fallen tree. 

It was not know whether there were any injuries in the accident. 

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ffctguitar:

Traffic was HORRENDOUS this morning! Aside from the rain, the commute was like a summer Friday heading north.

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