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Double rollover crash snarls traffic on I-495

Traffic was brought to a near standstill on Interstate 495 this morning when a two-car rollover crash blocked all three northbound lanes, State Police said.

The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m., said Nicole Morrell, a State Police spokeswoman. The rollovers blocked the highway near Exit 17 in Franklin. The three northbound lanes were closed for about an hour.

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One person involved in the crash was taken to Milford Hospital, Morrell said, with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Traffic was able to crawl through the single breakdown lane during the cleanup, but the morning commute was severely affected. Morrell said there may still be residual delays.

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