Police Respond to Dozens of Accidents

Heavy snow caused slick conditions on roads and highways across Connecticut on Saturday morning and caused a temporary closure of Interstate 84 in Hartford.

The highway was closed on the westbound side near exit 48 a little after 10 a.m. while police waited for the Department of Transportation to come out and treat the roads. It has since reopened.

State police responded to nearly 100 accidents before 10 a.m. on Saturday, according to Trooper Kelly Grant. Troopers also assisted another 70 drivers who were stuck, she said.

Police urged drivers to stay off the highways to allow plows to clear the roads. Conditions were expected to improve Saturday afternoon.

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