Glaze of Ice Caused Hundreds of Crashes Statewide | NBC Connecticut

Glaze of Ice Caused Hundreds of Crashes Statewide

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    (Published Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015)

    State police responded to 216 storm-related crashes on Sunday as ice covered roads across the state.

    Cars littered the side of Interstate 95 Sunday morning as a glaze of ice made the road impassable. Traffic cameras showed hundreds of cars from Bridgeport to Greenwich stopped along with countless accidents.

    Injuries were reported in 28 crashes.

    The most serious was a crash in New Haven that killed an 88-year-old Woodbridge woman. The crash happened on North Frontage Road during icy conditions.

    Six people were injured in a crash on Interstate 95 in New London. Multiple ambulances responded.

    There was also a rollover crash in Bristol earlier in the day, as well as another on St. Charles Street in West Hartford at 4:15 p.m. The car landed in bushes alongside the road and the driver crash was hospitalized with minor injuries. Police believe that icy roads were a factor.

    There were also 800 weather-related calls, including spin-outs, loss of control and disabled vehicles.

    Route 202 was closed in New Milford at Upland Road as of 3:11 p.m. after a car crashed into a pole, the DOT reported at 12:07 p.m. The road could be closed for several hours.

    Route 83 is closed at Lower Butcher Road in Ellington due to a one-vehicle crash reported to the state Department of Transportation at 3:12 a.m.

    Interstate 91 south has reopened after closing earlier between exits 22N and 21 in Cromwell because of a multiple-vehicle accident reported to the state Department of Transportation at 9:18 a.m. I-91 northbound in Hartford was still listed as congested between exits 28 and 29 at 3:11 p.m. Sunday, the DOT reported on its website.

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in New Britain reopened after closing earlier near Route 372 between exits 35 and 33 because of an accident involving multiple vehicles.

    Route 2 has reopened after closing in the westbound direction in Glastonbury between exits 10 and 8 earlier due to a one-vehicle crash reported to the DOT at 9:47 a.m.

    Route 15 southbound has reopened between exits 36 and 35 due to a multiple-vehicle crash in Stamford reported to the DOT at 10:02 a.m.

    Multiple organizations reported closings on Sunday and Weston Public Schools canceled any activities scheduled to be on campus Sunday due to icy road conditions. Click here for more closings and cancellations.

    Rain and temperatures below freezing resulted in a quick accumulation of freezing rain in Fairfield County and that spread statewide, prompting officials statewide to advise residents to stay off the roads.

    Freezing rain transitioned into rain for the remainder of the day as temperatures warmed above freezing.

    The next time Connecticut might see snow is Wednesday with a possible cold storm system moving in from the north known as an "Alberta Clipper," NBC Connecticut meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan said.

    Metro North also cautioned travelers to be careful when heading to the train stations, particularly when boarding or exiting trains on the platforms, and to allow for extra time.

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