AAA responds to hundreds of calls for help amid snow - WFSB 3 Connecticut

AAA responds to hundreds of calls for help amid snow

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Travel conditions deteriorated in Waterbury on Monday afternoon Travel conditions deteriorated in Waterbury on Monday afternoon
A crash in the area of Route 9 south at the I-91 merge was causing delays on Monday evening (WFSB) A crash in the area of Route 9 south at the I-91 merge was causing delays on Monday evening (WFSB)
Drivers experienced slick conditions and reduced visibility on Monday morning. (DOT photo) Drivers experienced slick conditions and reduced visibility on Monday morning. (DOT photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

AAA said it had a busy Monday amid a second spring snow storm in as many days.

The auto club said it responded to 500 calls for help on Sunday and 800 calls as of Monday afternoon. The responses were in the greater Hartford area.

“AAA did not see a huge spike in calls this morning, possibly because some schools were delayed as a result of the forecast and commuters who could put off heading out at the height of the snow did so. However, we did get some calls for winch outs which AAA doesn’t often get in April," AAA spokesperson Amy Parmenter said. 

Officials said they were responding to 100 calls per hour since 1 p.m.

AAA sought to remind drivers to ignore the calendar and pay attention to the roads.

AAA encouraged members to delay driving until the conditions cleared on Monday. For those who must be on the roads, take it slow and increase following distance.

Connecticut State Police urged drivers to use caution during the evening commute, as many people were traveling on the road around the same time and snow continued to fall across the state.

Ahead of the evening commute, police said highways and secondary roads were becoming snow-covered and/or icy, so drivers were urged to reduce speed.

Since early Monday morning, state police responded to hundreds of spinouts and other crashes throughout the day.

To keep an eye on traffic conditions, check out the WFSB traffic map here.

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