Icy Roads Caused Issues in Parts of the State This Morning - NBC Connecticut

Icy Roads Caused Issues in Parts of the State This Morning

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    Snow Caused Delays on Several Connecticut Roads

    Drivers had a rough time on Monday morning as ice caused issues on the roads. (Published Monday, Nov. 20, 2017)

    Scattered snow showers are making slick roads a concern for parts of the state this morning. In Bristol, a school bus was involved in a fender bender. Students were onboard and no injuries are reported.

    The snow showers came to Connecticut all the way from Lake Ontario and were the result of lake effect snow. Strong upper-level northwest winds allowed these snow showers to travel further than they typically do.

    With temperatures hovering just around freezing, some of the snow melted and refroze, causing icy conditions on the roads.

    A car flipped over on Interstate 95 in Branford. It's not clear if weather was a factor in that crash. 

    Interstate 91 northbound was shut down in Cromwell when icy conditions caused multiple accidents.

    Multiple accidents were also reported along Interstate 84, with icy spots reported in Southington and from exit 32 to the Plainville line.

    In Winsted, a newspaper delivery driver slid off Torrington Road due to black ice. The driver was not hurt.

    Officials from the Department of Transportation said they received a weather alert around 2:45 a.m. and there was not enough notice to pretreat the roads. 

    "In this particular case, there wasn't really any advance notice." Kevin Nursick, of the DOT, said. "It was a weather alert, 2:30, 2:45 this morning, saying, 'hey spotty flurries coming in throughout the state,' so we started dispatching crews to deal with that, but not nearly enough time to set up for a pre-treatment scenario."

    DOT crews started treat the roads in the area, which are covered in black ice.

    Our latest computer models are showing that the snow shower activity should come to an end by daybreak. 

    Take a look at the scene this morning in Lisbon. This video was taken just after 3 a.m.

    Temperatures in southeastern Connecticut are just above freezing, therefore the snow didn't stick to the surface. It did however leave the road surfaces wet and with temperatures hovering right around 33 degrees this could lead to patches of black ice.


    Many cities and towns throughout the state experienced snow. Make sure to give yourself a little extra time to clear off your car this morning.

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