Multiple Crashes Due to Icy Conditions in Windham, Tolland Counties

Crews responded to multiple crashes due to icy conditions in Tolland and Windham counties Wednesday morning, and some school buses with children on them actually had to pull over to stay safe.

Some schools announced delays Wednesday morning, and school buses that were already out on route were told to stop immediately because the roads were too icy.

Rain began falling around 6 a.m. and freezing as it hit cold roads.

Route 6 in Hampton was closed near the Chaplin line due to a crash.

Willimantic police responded to multiple crashes, involving a total of eight vehicles, Mountain Street (Route 289). There were no serious injuries reported, but the road closed between Pleasant Street and Southridge Drive while crews cleared the crashes. 

Tolland County dispatchers confirmed a minor injury crash on Route 66 in Columbia, and a rollover on Route 6 in Mansfield. The Columbia Resident State Trooper posted photos of several crashes in the area, and said no life-threatening injuries were reported.

In Andover, emergency crews responded to three crashes on Route 6 - a three-car pileup at the intersection with Route 87, a pickup that slid off the road near Parker Bridge Road, and another car that slid off the road near Woodward Road. No serious injuries were reported and no one was taken to the hospital.

Traffic backup stretched about two miles. The Department of Public Works has put salt down on the eastbound side of the road.

Connecticut State Police confirmed a trooper-involved crash on I-395 northbound in Norwich at exit 18 involving multiple vehicles. One vehicle rolled over and the cruiser had rear-end damage. No serious injuries were reported.

State police confirmed they were busy with multiple crashes, all minor injury or no injury. 

Drivers are reminded to take it slow and look out for slick conditions and black ice.

NBC Connecticut Traffic Reporter Hanna Mordoh is monitoring the situation.
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