All lanes are now open after a jackknifed tractor-trailer accident that blocked southbound lanes on I-95 in Greenwich Monday morning.
State Police say that a New Jersey truck driver lost control of his vehicle around 7:30 a.m., entered the median and struck a Jersey barrier. There were no serious injuries, but the truck had moderate damage. The driver – Anthony Centeno, 56, of Camden, N.J. – was given a ticket for failure to maintain lane and traveling too fast for conditions.
Earlier Monday, the National Weather Service posted a winter weather advisory for possible slippery conditions from light snow and freezing rain. At the time of the truck accident the temperature was just below freezing, according to data from the NWS. At one point the accident caused all lanes to be closed and traffic was detoured off Exit 4. About an hour after the 7:34 a.m. accident, crews managed to get the tractor-trailer truck to the side of the road and open up most lanes. A short time later, the truck was towed away. The accident caused southbound delays of more than 12 miles to Westport during the peak of the morning commute.