MERIDEN – Two crashes on Interstate 691 and Route 15 led to heavy traffic delays Saturday afternoon.
About 1:15 p.m., emergency crews responded to I-691 east past exit 8 for a report of a motorcycle down. The highway was shut down while authorities investigated. Traffic was delayed back to exit 7.
About a half hour later, a multi-car crash was reported on Route 15 north prior to exit 68W. The right lane was closed as of 2:45 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Traffic was delayed several miles.
It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in either crash.