Ice, Flooding, Bring New Problems

Connecticut faced a new set of problems on Monday while the state continues to try and dig out from the historic weekend blizzard.

Freezing rain made an already difficult driving situation even more treacherous on Monday.

State police closed a 14-mile stretch of Interstate 91 from Windsor to the Massachusetts Line because of icing.

Meanwhile, flooding is an issue in other parts of the state.

Lt. Paul Vance, of Connecticut state police, said there is flooding at exit 56 to CT 146 in Branford and at Exit 30, Lordship Boulevard in Bridgeport and advised drivers to drive cautiously, or stay off the roads if possible. 

There were several crashes and spinouts on the highways on Monday morning as the freezing rain came down on roads that were snow covered.

An ambulance flipped on its side and landed in a snowbank on Interstate 95 near the New Haven-East Haven town line on Monday. 

People inside the ambulance were taken to the hospital but were expected to be alright, according to police.  It was not clear if the ambulance was transporting a patient when it crashed.

There have been many, many other incidents, including the following.

Interstate 84 Eastbound was closed at exit 8 in Danbury because of a vehicle fire.

The left and center lanes of Interstate 95 Southbound in Orange were closed between exits 42 and 41 because of a rollover.

The left lane of Interstate 91 Northbound in Wallingford was closed between exits 13 and 14 because of tractor-trailer.

There were also delays on Interstate 91 North between exits 8 and 9 and on I-91 in Rocky Hill.

Freezing rain and winter advisories were in effect on Monday morning as many streets around the state remain covered in snow after the weekend blizzard.

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