Slick roads caused crashes Monday night - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Slick roads caused crashes Monday night

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Slick roads cause crashes in Meriden on Monday night (WFSB) Slick roads cause crashes in Meriden on Monday night (WFSB)
FARMINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Monday’s snow lead to a slick drive during the evening and nighttime hours.

Problems started popping up early in the morning, but later in the afternoon more snow and freezing precipitation fell, making for a slippery drive.

Eyewitness News was there as Southington firefighters arrived to help a man who drove his car over an embankment at the intersection of Route 322 and Ruggles Road on Monday evening.

About 10 miles away in Meriden was another mess. Police and tow truck operators had their hands full on Old Colony Road after a three-car crash.

John Beltea, with D&L Towing, said he saw a little bit of everything on Monday.

“A lot of spinouts,” and a lot of crashes, Beltea said. “I don't think drivers were prepared because it was such a mild winter, it caught a lot of people off guard.”

In Farmington, a driver hit a utility pole on New Britain Avenue and crews were still on the scene just before 11 p.m. on Monday.

On Monday evening, AAA officials said crews responded to more than 1,000 calls, with call volume peaking between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

No serious injuries were reported in any of these crashes.

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