MERIDEN — State police and local firefighters responded to several accidents within a mile of each other along Route 15 north on Sunday.
The first accident, which occurred around 10:30 a.m., involved three vehicles near exit 68NE, state police said. One reportedly caught fire. Emergency dispatch reported that all occupants were safely out of their vehicles, but additional information was not available.
Emergency crews also responded around 11:10 a.m. to the area prior to exit 67 for reports of a crash in the median with airbag deployment.
Traffic was delayed from exit 66 in Wallingford through the Interstate 91 merge, according to traffic maps.