Tough day on the roads for commuters

A jackknifed truck closed all but one lane of I-91 northbound near Exit 22 in Cromwell, Feb. 14, 2014.
A jackknifed truck closed all but one lane of I-91 northbound near Exit 22 in Cromwell, Feb. 14, 2014.

It was a tough day to be out on the roads in Connecticut.

Tractor trailer crashes in Cromwell, Westport, New Haven and Vernon were all reported.

Cleanup is still going on after the crash in New Haven, which took place on I-91 between exits 6 and 8. A tractor trailer jackknifed while it was heading northbound.

In Wallingford, police were investigating a fatal accident that took place on the Wilbur Cross Parkway.

The parkway was still closed as of 5 p.m., on the southbound side between exits 65 and 66.

In Vernon, a truck heading westbound on I-84 rolled off a bridge and ended up on Route 31 below it. The driver was able to walk away from the crash.

AAA said that as of 5 p.m. Friday, it had gotten over 1,200 calls for service in the greater Hartford area alone.

On Thursday night, the organization went out for 779 calls. Most of those calls were for cars stuck in the snow. State police have reported over 2,000 calls for service during the storm, and 170 accidents.

Luckily, police only responded to 18 accidents with injuries.

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