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Winter storm makes the roads a danger for Connecticut drivers


Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 07, 2013 in Car Accidents

It may not seem like it, but spring is just right around the corner. It cannot come soon enough for residents in Connecticut who are still dealing the dangerous roads caused by winter weather. The most recent storm has made conditions treacherous in many areas of the state, and hundreds of people have gotten stuck or hurt in car accidents because of the weather.

Reports from across Connecticut indicate that the combination of wind and snow have combined to make the roads very dangerous. Highways have been especially hazardous. A tractor trailer flipped over on Interstate 84, causing nine other cars to crash because they were unable to avoid the chain reaction caused by the initial accident. There were also many other accidents reported on that and other area interstates, which resulted in highway closures, serious damage and injuries.

As many as 400 people needed the assistance of police and emergency responders in one morning alone. Winds of up to 50 mph were expected to gust through the state, and as much as seven inches of snow are anticipated.

Winter driving can be especially treacherous in Connecticut. Cars that slip on the road can easily hit other cars or get stuck which is why it is crucial that drivers slow down, give each other plenty of room and stay focused behind the wheel. Some accidents are unavoidable during these winter months. However, other crashes can be avoided if drivers make sure they are operating their vehicle safely. Those who do not take this responsibility seriously can end up critically injuring themselves and others.

Source: ctpost.com, "Storm brings high winds, car crashes to Conn.," March 7, 2013