Gypsy moth damage closes section of I-95 in Connecticut

Gypsy moth damage closes section of I-95 in Connecticut

The state Department of Transportation is removing 170 trees along the interstate.

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September 28, 2017
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Here’s something new to blame if your travel on I-95 in southeastern Connecticut is delayed in the next few weeks: Gypsy moths.

That’s right, those voracious gypsy moth caterpillars that have devoured the leaves of thousands of trees in eastern Connecticut are behind the closing of a southbound lane on I-95 in Old Lyme.

The state Department of Transportation says the hungry insects have damaged so many trees along a stretch of I-95 that a special operation is needed to remove “significantly damaged and compromised trees.”

Click here to read more from the Connecticut Post.

Photo: John Ghent. Bugwood.org