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Hartford Holiday Lights Display Closes Early Due Slick Conditions, Several Crashes

NBC Connecticut

Holiday Light Fantasia at Goodwin Park in Hartford closed early because of weather concerns, they announced on Christmas Eve.

The City of Hartford asked the event to close, they said.

A Holiday Light Fantasia worker told NBC Connecticut that the first hill at the venue froze up and cars were sliding down it. They said there were at least four car accidents as a result.

The worker said those accidents forced organizers to close down the lights display to protect visitors and ensure there were no more accidents.

Hartford Police confirmed that there were multiple accidents.

Event officials asked all guests currently waiting to enter to turn around and visit another day.

Hartford Police provided a safe exit for all guests currently at Goodwin Park.

"We apologize for any disruption this has caused in your holiday celebrations," they said on Facebook.

No injuries were reported, according to police.

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