OLD LYME, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A fatal crash closed Interstate 95 northbound in Old Lyme Wednesday afternoon.

State police say the crash, involving a car fire and a truck and trailer towing an excavator, occurred around 2 p.m. between exits 70 and 71. Two  fatalities  were reported.

Troopers were trying to help vehicles stuck in traffic turn around and exit the highway

Traffic was being taken off the highway at exit 70 and police warned of an extended closure during the afternoon commute. Motorists were urged to seek alternate routes if possible.

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