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Video: Massive Explosion as fuel tanker truck crashes and ignites on Golden Star Bridge in New London

EMS reports driver of 1 car is deceased.



Due to a massive tractor tanker fire, the Gold Star Bridge has been closed in both North and South bound directions, with no specified time for reopening.

The structural safety of the bridge is being assessed by officials.

EMS reports driver of 1 car is deceased.

The fire is still ongoing and multiple departments have been called in to provide mutual aid. It is advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

The Salvation Army’s New London canteen currently responding to a heavy tanker fire on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge. EDS team serving hydration products and food to fire and rescue crews.

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Heavy traffic is expected in most of the Southern region of Eastern Connecticut.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.