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A single lane was blocked off to traffic on the Northbound Interstate 95 today due to a tractor-trailer accident. The vehicle tried to exit the highway Massachusetts I-95 crash injuriesinto the breakdown lane, but collided into the shoulder and flipped onto its right side. The driver tried to turn off the highway believing there was a problem with the items on the trailer.

The accident happened at approximately 7 a.m. around the Western Avenue and Civic Center Drive off-ramps. The lane was opened later in the day. However, the remnants of the crash were still being hauled away while the lanes were re-opened.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Massachusetts resident Joshua Linfield. He sustained injuries to the side of his body and was transported to the hospital from the scene.

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Enfield Police announced on Sunday that the I-91 ramp off the Massachusetts border will reopen Monday, April 16th. The ramp will reopen after being closed for nearly a week due to a rollover crash of a tractor-trailer causing an enormous oil spill on the highway. The driver of the tanker was identified as 32-year-old Jonathan Andrew Edwards. Reports indicate that he did not clear the turn on the ramp which caused the rollover. The tank appears to have i-95 tanker truck crashlanded on the right shoulder. Mr. Edwards is a resident of West Springfield. He sustained injuries as a result of the rollover and was transported to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

One exit, number 49, was already reopened as of late afternoon Sunday. The rest of the highway needed massive cleanup because the tanker spilled out the entirety of its front compartment and part of a second compartment, both of which carried gasoline. Nearly 3,000 gallons were cleaned up from the highway.

Three families with homes on Kalish Avenue had to leave their homes temporarily due to the gasoline spread. There were nearly six drinking wells in the area that were affected and the water was tested by the state to determine that they were not contaminated.

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