Icy Conditions Lead to Crashes, Road Closures - NBC Connecticut

Icy Conditions Lead to Crashes, Road Closures



    Icy Conditions Lead to Crashes, Road Closures

    State police warned drivers to watch out for icy conditions this morning and said black ice has led to rollover crashes and road closures around the state.

    Interstate 691 westbound was closed for several hours between exits 6 and 4 in Meriden following a tractor-trailer crash. The highway reopened around 10:45 a.m. There has been no word on injuries.

    Police are also investigating a serious accident on Route 8 southbound in Trumbull. Route 8 was shut down between exits 7 and 5 and has since reopened, according to the state Department of Transporation. State police said troopers are still at the scene.

    Part of Interstate 384 eastbound was closed earlier this morning in the area of exits 3 and 4 in Manchester is also shut down due to a three-car crash. It's not clear if anyone was injured.

    Police said conditions were icy at the scene of a fatal crash on Route 44 in Barkhamsted late Friday night.

    State Department of Transportation crews have been out in full force treating the roads.

    Temperatures are rising but slick spots are still possible. Today will be unseasonably warm, with highs reaching into the upper 40s or lower 50s, according to Meteorologist Darren Sweeney.