Vehicle fire on 15 south in Hamden

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A pair of Bridgeport teens were arrested March 22, 2020 in connection with a motor vehicle theft.

A pair of Bridgeport teens were arrested March 22, 2020 in connection with a motor vehicle theft.

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HAMDEN — A vehicle fire closed down part of Route 15 southbound and tied up traffic Sunday afternoon.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, at 4:37 p.m., there were reports that traffic was congested between exits 61 and 59 on the highway because of the vehicle fire between exits 60 and 59. The right lane was closed.

DOT said the accident should take an hour or less to clear.

UPDATE, 5:00 P.M.: DOT reported that the accident had been cleared.