Slippery roads cause several accidents


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8’s Kent Pierce describes what it was like to drive in Wednesday’s winter weather.

The plows were out on Connecticut’s highways this morning, but the snow fell so fast that it covered the pavement and slowed traffic to a fraction of its normal speed. But, we still saw plenty of accidents.

On I-91 in Rocky Hill, we saw flashing lights. It turned out that a tractor trailer jackknifed across the Exit 23 off-ramp.

In Cheshire, troopers were closing off lanes on I-84 because some trucks could not make it up the hills.

And I took a couple pictures of a box truck on its side in the median of I-91 in Meriden.

Box truck on I-91 in Meriden.
Box truck on I-91 in Meriden.

In addition to it being slippery, the snow froze on our wipers and windshield, leaving us almost blind at times.

We tried to get off of 691 in Southington to clean off the wipers, only to find a line of cars and trucks backing down the ramp.An accident kept anybody from getting through.

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