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Storm Causes Several Vehicle Crashes throughout Connecticut

Dozens of car crashes have already been reported throughout the state of Connecticut this morning due to harsh weather conditions. The brutal winter storm has brought strong winds, snow and threats of coastal flooding.

One of the accidents reported this morning involved a FedEx tractor-trailer that overturned and caused a nine-vehicle pileup, including another tractor-trailer and a state police cruiser. Luckily, no serious injuries have been reported. The incident, which occurred on Interstate 84 eastbound in Tolland shut down the entire eastbound side of the highway for hours.

Slippery conditions have caused several other accidents to occur. There have been additional accidents involving tractor-trailers on the I-84 in Southbury and I-395 in Thompson.

In addition to motor vehicle crashes, the weather poses dangers to homes and businesses across the state. Homeowners along Long Island Sound are making their preparations for today’s tides — many of whom are still recovering from the damage done by Superstorm Sandy last October.

The storm is expected to bring about 3 to 6 inches of snow along the coast and between 4 and 8 inches inland this evening after 6 p.m. The storm is expected to be at its heaviest between midnight and tomorrow morning, affecting the commute tomorrow.

Anyone driving on the road today should be careful as the roads will be wet and slippery. Drive slow and keep a good distance between you and the car ahead in case you need to come to an abrupt stop. Residents in Milford have been advised to move their vehicles to higher ground.

The Connecticut personal injury lawyers of Berkowitz and Hanna LLC represent individuals that are harmed in car accidents across the state. To discuss a possible claim, contact our law office today.