State Police Respond to 162 Accidents on Slick Roads During Snowstorm

At least one person is injured after a CT Transit bus snapped a utility pole it crashed through, closing Soundview Drive and Arch Street, in Greenwich, Connecticut, as slick, snowy road conditions cause several crashes statewide.

State police said on Sunday that between 5 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday troopers responded to approximately 162 accidents.  Only a crash in Willington, where a car veered into water, was reported to result in serious injuries.

Conditions are deteriorating on the shoreline in particular, with slippery roads and lowered visibility. 

The intersection of Soundview Drive and Arch Street is closed after a CT Transit bus carrying seven riders slid down a hill and snapped a utility pole it hit. An injured rider was taken to Stamford Hospital to be treated for a possible internal injury, according to Greenwich police. 

"Soundview Drive road closure is likely to last the duration of the storm. Stay off the roads it's (sic) not getting any better," @GreenwichCTDispatch tweeted. 

As of 9:44 a.m., 178 Eversource customers were without power, according to the power company's outage map. 

That isn't far from the train station in Greenwich. Drivers can detour onto Railroad Avenue or Field Point Road. 

Interstate 95 was already covered with snow in Greenwich and Stamford just after 7 a.m. There was a spinout crash between exits 19 and 18 on the southbound side just before 8:45 a.m. That's typical of what's been happening on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County, according to NBC Connecticut traffic reporter Heidi Voight. 

A BMW spun out on snow-covered Route 7 south near exit 3  and crashed just before 8 a.m. There have also been numerous spinouts on the Merritt and I-95. 

State police have been responding to spinout crashes along Route 8 near exits 14 and 16 for Derby and Shelton, according to Voight. Meteorologist Bob Maxon said the state highway is covered in snow and advises avoiding the area. 

Before snow hit Waterbury, there was a rollover crash on Interstate 84 east near exit 33 close to 7:45 a.m. One lane was closed and there were injuries, but the scene has since cleared and all lanes are open.

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