DOT Asked Drivers to Stay Off Roads as Freezing Rain Caused Crashes Across Conn.

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The icy roads led to crashes across Connecticut on Wednesday morning and the state Department of Transportation asked drivers to stay off the roads unless it was for essential travel.

Some light freezing rain caused roads to ice up.

State police said they responded to hundreds of crashes, including 30 where injuries were reported, and one that was fatal.

The state Dept. of Transportation asked drivers to stay off the roads if they could while conditions were slick.

Department of Transportation officials answer why state roads were not pretreated before Wednesday's freezing rain.

Here is a list of some of the crashes:


A vehicle crashed into a house on East Road. It's unclear if anyone is injured.

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A vehicle crashed into a house on East Road in Bristol on Wednesday.


An overturned tractor-trailer caused lane closures on Interstate 91 South between exits 21 and 20.


There was a crash with injuries on Route 15 northbound at exit 62.

Another crash with injuries was reported on Hamden Hills Drive at Evergreen Avenue.


Route 25 was closed at Mile Hill Road due to a truck crashing into a pole.


A crash involving a tractor-trailer closed part of Interstate 395 South between exits 29 and 28. State police said there are serious injuries reported.


A jackknifed vehicle closed the off-ramp of I-95 north at exit 8.

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A bus crashed into the front yard of a home in West Hartford.


I-84 west was closed between exits 70 and 69 because of a multi-vehicle crash.


Between 6:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Woodbridge police responded to 14 crashes, including one involving a school bus, and there were no reported injuries.

Police said 70 percent of the crashes happened on Seymour Road, or Route 67, and traffic was impassable on Seymour Road for several hours.

You can see all the crashes across the state here.

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