2 Killed in Crashes

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    Joseph Kopf
    One person was killed in this crash between an SUV and a tractor trailer on Route 20 in East Granby Wednesday.

    Several inches of snow on the roads made for treacherous travel around Connecticut on Wednesday and state police are investigating whether snow contributed to two fatal crashes.

    Katelin Walker, 19, of Lebanon, died after losing control of a Nissan Altima on Clubhouse Road just after noon and hitting a tree, according to state police. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Ewa McGovern, 40, of North Granby, was killed in a head-on crash with a tractor-trailer just before 4 p.m. on Route 20, near Granger Circle, in East Granby, according to state police.

    According to state police, the tractor trailer jackknifed and collided with McGovern's car near Newgate Road

    Route 20 was closed in both directions in the area of Newgate and Holcomb Roads.

    In Marlborough, a crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer shut down the eastbound lanes of Route 2 around 4:30.  No one was injured, according to police.

    Newington police were forced to shut down Cedar Mountain around 6 p.m.  because about 15 cars were stuck in the snow on Route 175.  The town brought in trucks to sand the road and make it passable for drivers.

    In North Branford, two school buses became stuck in the snow with children on board.  Police responded to Blue Trail Road to help with the situation.

    In Wallingford, schools officials sent an alert to parents that children might be getting home from school later than usual. They said they did not expect the snow to be as heavy as it is and must wait until public work crews clear the roads to get the buses through. 

    Weather affected air traffic.

    Bradley Airport reported at least 25 cancellations throughout Wednesday and canceled some flights for Thursday morning because planes would not be able to make it into Bradley. 

    American Airlines issued an alert in advance of the storm and said they were suspending service as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday for all the New York-area airports. 

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