Overturned tractor trailer leaking hydrogen gas shuts major Conn. highway

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP)-- Dozens of homes have been evacuated because an overturned tractor trailer is leaking hydrogen gas on Interstate 84. The road's closure is causing major traffic problems in the area.

The rig overturned about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and both lanes of the major throughfare are closed, state police said. Hydrogen gas is highly explosive.

The state Department of Transportation said the accident would take several hours to clear.

The heavily used highway is one of the main routes from Massachusetts into New York state.