Icy Rain Causes Slippery Conditions, Damage Across CT - NBC Connecticut

Icy Rain Causes Slippery Conditions, Damage Across CT

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    Last Minute Shoppers Struggle With Icy Conditions

    A bout of freezing rain across the state left a sheet of ice on untreated surfaces Saturday morning.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017)

    An icy mix fell in parts of the state Saturday, leading to some dangerous conditions and causing damage as the weight of the ice took down tree limbs and wires.

    Freezing rain coated roads, driveways and sidewalks through inland areas of Connecticut and continued through midday.

    Ice buildup caused tree limbs and wires to fall, taking down power lines and knocking out power to at least 688 customers in Middletown, 633 in Berlin, and smaller outages elsewhere, Eversource confirmed. 

    Crews in West Hartford were called to multiple reports of trees and wires down, including this scene on Mountain Road Saturday afternoon.

    Wires down on Mountain Road in West Hartford.
    Photo credit: NBC Connecticut

    State police reported some accidents due to the icy roads, including a crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-91 North by Exit 23 in Rocky Hill.

    In Southington, a car crashed into a guardrail on I-84 westbound near exits 29 and 30. And in Manchester, there were minor injuries after a crash on I-84 eastbound between exits 62 and 63.

    CT Transit temporarily suspended service in the New Britain area due to extremely icy conditions, according to its website.

    Bradley International Airport reported a small number of delays and cancellations Saturday and encouraged travelers to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

    There were some event delays and cancellations Saturday.

    Some areas will see refreezing overnight.

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