Icy Conditions Cause Problems on the Roads

Freezing cold temperatures and a coating of snow over parts of the state are causing problems on the roads this morning.

Interstate 84 in Tolland was closed early this morning because of slick roads, Interstate 91 South in Windsor is at a standstill right now by exit 38A/B and there is a water main break in South Windsor.

The problem is black ice on the roads covered by a coating of snow from snow squalls last night.

I-84 in Tolland has reopened between exit 68 an 67 after icy conditions caused the highway to be shut down for more than two hours early Tuesday morning.

State Police said slick roads prevented dozens of tractor-trailers from making it up the hill causing the highway to be closed.

The DOT was called in to treat both sides of the highway and the roads reopened just after 4:30 a.m.

Drivers are advised to take it slow and keep speeds down.

"One second it's dry, (a) 100 feet later it might be liquid, another 100 feet, it might be frozen, so if you're going in to that at high speeds, you're going to be in big trouble," Kevin Nursick, of the state Department of Transportation said last night,

The water main break in South Windsor is on Beelzebub Road near Norton Lane in South Windsor and there and reports of a sink hole.

Weather is also responsible for flight delays and cancellations. Delays and cancellations at Bradley Airport are caused by weather conditions in other parts of the country, specifically the Midwest, airport officials said.

Thirteen flights scheduled to leave Bradley Airport have been canceled. Four others are delayed. Eleven arrivals have been canceled and four are delayed.


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