Travel being affected by Winter Storm Easton - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Travel being affected by Winter Storm Easton

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Eyewitness News experienced low visibility on Route 4 in Farmington. Eyewitness News experienced low visibility on Route 4 in Farmington.
Snow removal crews were working to keep the runways and taxiways safe for aircraft flights to operate. (Photo courtesy Bradley International Airport ‏ Twitter) Snow removal crews were working to keep the runways and taxiways safe for aircraft flights to operate. (Photo courtesy Bradley International Airport ‏ Twitter)
A CT Transit Bus was stuck on Ann Uccello Street in Hartford on Thursday. A CT Transit Bus was stuck on Ann Uccello Street in Hartford on Thursday.
A plow truck clears Interstate 91 in Wethersfield. A plow truck clears Interstate 91 in Wethersfield.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Winter Storm Easton caused problems for people traveling via motor vehicle, airplane, bus and train and residents were advised to stay off the roads, if possible.

There were 632 Connecticut Department of Transportation trucks prepared to be used Thursday, as well as 200 private contractors, state officials said.

"The roads continue to be treacherous," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The governor told Connecticut residents to stay off the roads so that plows could clear the streets

State police reported about 60 crashes across the state. People were injured in some of those crashes.

Police told Eyewitness News they have been ticketing drivers who have not cleaned the snow off their vehicles.

Malloy announced a ban on tandem trucks, which are also known as double tractor-trailers, on primary and secondary roads. That ban was effective at 4 a.m. Thursday.

The storm has already caused airline officials to delay and cancel more than 10,000 flights along the East Coast on Thursday.

Officials with Bradley International Airport reported 82 flight cancellations, 40 departures and 42 arrivals, as of Thursday morning.

However, more flights were expected to be canceled for Thursday and Friday. People traveling should check with their airlines before heading to the airport.

CT Transit planned to stop service for all its lines around 6 p.m. Officials are trying to determine when service will resume on Friday.

Eyewitness News spotted several CT Transits getting stuck in snow in West Haven, Hartford and other areas across the state.

For updates on CT Transit, click here.

Metro-North ran a "reduced schedule" for the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven rail lines on Thursday. The plan was to "accommodate 75 percent of normal weekday ridership."

"Some local and express trains will be combined and will make additional stops. Consolidated trains will depart at the later of the two times so no one will 'just miss' the train," Metro-North said in a statement Wednesday.

Workers for Metro-North, as well as hundreds of extra personnel, will be brought in to salt platforms and clear snow as it begins to accumulate.

For the most up-to-date information, click here.

Officials with Amtrak said that train service operated on a modified schedule Thursday because of Winter Storm Easton.

"Northeast Regional service (Boston - Lynchburg/Newport News/Norfolk), Keystone Service (New York - Harrisburg, PA) and Empire Service (New York - Albany, NY) will all operate at reduced frequencies or modified schedules," the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Officials added that the Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, ME - Boston) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, CT - Springfield, MA) were not affected by the storm.

Anyone who has reservations and needs to make changes is required to contact Amtrak officials.

For the most up-to-date information, click here or call 1-800-USA-rail.

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