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    Stafford Schools Closed After Snow and Ice

    Schools in Stafford are closed Thursday after freezing rain coated streets and sidewalks. (Published Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018)

    Icy conditions led to dozens of school delays on Thursday morning.

    Freezing rain Wednesday created icy conditions throughout the state and sent cars sliding across streets. With temperatures below freezing on Thursday morning, roads remained icy in many towns.

    In some parts of the state, drivers saw blacktop. Others saw slush and ice, but both have the potential to be dangerous.

    In Meriden, a FedEx truck came flying down Eddy Avenue, spinning out, hitting a mailbox and nearly smashing into three cars. The entire wild scene was caught on neighbor Jorge Velez's outdoor surveillance cameras.

    "I heard a big noise. I thought it was a plow truck. When I looked out my window, I saw a FedEX truck on the side," Velez said. Velez said the truck driver emerged looking shaken but not seriously hurt.

    FedEx said there were no serious injuries.

    "Safety is of the utmost importance to FedEx, and we are cooperating fully with the authorities investigating this accident," the company said in a statement.

    In East Windsor, police responded to a crash involving a car and a plow truck on Rockville Road Wednesday night.

    Police said minor injuries were reported and warned drivers that the roads were extremely icy.

    Route 305 in Windsor is closed in both directions between Mountain and Addison roads after a serious crash involving a garbage truck and a car. Drivers should seek alternate routes.

    In Southington, a car appeared to slide out of control on an icy road before crashing into a pole on Main Street.

    Car Hits Pole in SouthingtonCar Hits Pole in Southington

    Part of Main Street (Route 10) in Southington was shut down Wednesday night after an SUV crashed into a pole.  

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018)

    More crashes were reported across the state, including one that closed Willis Street in Bristol between Northmont Road in Bristol and Beechers Lane in Wolcott. The road reopened after repairs to two utility poles.

    CT Transit was forced to detour around certain stops in New Britain due to city conditions Wednesday afternoon. There was no service to the  Market Street, Jubilee Street, Dwight Street, and Stanley Street stops.

    Drivers are advised to look out for black ice and slippery patches.

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