AAA responded to over 700 service calls, State Police responded to 162 accidents

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HARTFORD –The state had its first big winter storm of the season, and the roads were a mess.

Between 5 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, State Police responded to 162 crashes.

The only one that had serious injuries was a one-car crash in Willington in which a car rolled over into a pond. One person was seriously injured, and the other had minor injures.

As of 10 p.m. AAA, had responded to almost 700 stranded motorists since midnight.

After 8 p.m. there was a spike in the number of emergency roadside calls from the Storrs/UConn area, including a number of drivers whose vehicles slid off the road and had to be recovered with a tow. Earlier in the day the majority of calls were from the shoreline.

Governor Dan Malloy tweeted, “we have 672 plows on state roads between #CTDOT & private contractors. I-95 corridor is still the most difficult area to travel.”

 

Road travel was banned in New York’s “downstate area” starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday because of the snowstorm there, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The roads reopened after 7 a.m. Sunday.

Many municipalities issued parking bans.

Other areas in the eastern half of the United States, such as Washington, saw as much as two feet of snow. T

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