Icy Conditions Led to Traffic Issues, School Delays in Eastern CT

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Icy conditions caused a mess on roads in eastern Connecticut Tuesday morning and several schools were delayed because of it.

There were school delays in Canterbury, Griswold, North Stonington, Putnam, Union and Voluntown as well as some additional schools. See the list here.

Interstate 395 was closed in Griswold and officials from the state Department of Transportation said there were also several crashes on Interstate 95, between Groton and Rhode Island but the highway is open.

Crashes on I-395 included at least one tractor-trailer rollover and at least four tractor-trailers stuck near exit 24.

Authorities said the highway was covered in black ice.

“The roads are horrible this morning. I myself almost slipped off the road twice,” Sarah Thorstenson, of Thompson, said.

Drivers looked for alternate routes to get around the closures and delays.

“I did see a sign on Route 2 that 395 was shut down for a little bit so I got off as quick as I could,” Jake St. John, of Griswold, said.

Connor Benoit, a sophomore at Griswold High School, was one of many students with a school delay.

“I enjoy it because, especially with being in school and wearing masks, sometimes it gets hard to breathe so it’s kind of nice to have a few hours in the morning to relax,” Benoit said.

It's unclear if anyone was injured in any of the crashes, however, state police said ambulances were requested.

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