Roads freezing over could make for treacherous morning commute

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — It started with snow, then a mixture of sleet, and by late Wednesday night it turned to pounding rain hammering Connecticut roadways.

“It’s kind of dark and difficult to see the lanes,” said Mike Schultz of Rhode Island. Schultz told News 8’s Mario Boone his plan was to take it slow and steady on the ride back to Rhode Island. “I’m going to take it slower than the speed limit certainly,” he said.

By 10 p.m. roads had become wet and slick. But overnight the worry is rain turning to ice, making driving treacherous, even for the professionals like Claude McAulay from New York City.

“Just slow it down, be aware of my surroundings and keep my following distance,” said McAulay.

It’s advice echoed by another man who stopped for gas before heading home to Hamden.

“Take it easy, you’ll get where you’re going. Safety first,” he said.