Weather Affecting Transportation

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    A bus hit a pole on Main Street in Hartford on Wednesday morning.

    Weather is affecting public transit, including trains and air travel, and Gov. Dannel Malloy is asking people to stay off the roads if possible.

    Malloy held a 5 p.m. news conference in which he asked Connecticut residents to avoid unnecessary travel and look out for black ice during the morning commute.

    He said 632 state Department of Transportation trucks have been out treating the roads today and are focused on widening highways and improving secondary road conditions this evening.

    AAA responded to 790 emergency assistance calls in Greater Hartford and eastern Connecticut between midnight and 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. Many of those calls were for towing and helping remove cars that had gotten stuck in the snow, according to a spokesperson.

    State police have responded to more than 1200 assistance calls, including 69 "somewhat serious accidents" in which 12 people were injured, according to Malloy.

    The governor issued a "soft ban" on tandem trucks on the highways today.

    As of 4 p.m., 46 departures and 39 arrivals were canceled at Bradley International Airport. Four departures and eight arrivals had been delayed. Contact your airline for more information

    CT Transit warns of delays and detours throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Express routes will operate on a reduced schedule today.

    The #26 and #27 express routes in Torrington and Winsted will not operate today due to the winter storm.

    CT Transit service in Hartford, New Haven and Stamford was delayed until after 7 a.m. Wednesday because of poor road conditions.

    DATTCO is operating regular scheduled express runs (#19, #21, #23, #24). Customers should anticipate snow accumulation in Park & Ride lots and slow-go on the roadways.

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    Metro-North is operating on a reduced schedule through peak time this evening, with hourly service after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

    "Most of Metro-North's territory is under a foot of snow and overnght temperatures are expected to be in the single digits," railroad representatives said in a release. "Because of the continued extreme winter weather, the railroad may experience weather-related problems."

    The railroad expects to return to a normal schedule Thursday.