Crash shuts down part of Route 72 in New Britain

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

A crash has created a large backup and closed a portion of Route 72 in New Britain.

The right shoulder of Route 72 westbound in New Britain is closed near the Exit 6 ramp.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reporting the highway will be closed for at least two hours.

It is unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by state police.

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