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Snow squall causes near white-out conditions, leads to crashes across the state

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A tractor trailer jackknifed on I-84 east in Vernon on Thursday morning. (DOT photo) A tractor trailer jackknifed on I-84 east in Vernon on Thursday morning. (DOT photo)
A crash on I-91 south in Rocky Hill snarled the morning commute. (DOT photo) A crash on I-91 south in Rocky Hill snarled the morning commute. (DOT photo)
VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

A fast-moving and ill-timed snow squall moved across Connecticut on Thursday morning and contributed to several traffic issues.

State police warned of the near white-out conditions from Manchester to Hartford and urged drivers to take it slow.

They said there were too many crashes to count.

"It looked like a whiteout - you could hardly see," said Ed Sargalski of Windsor.

A tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 84 eastbound just before exit 63, according to state police.

Three lanes were blocked.

Further south on I-84 east, the DOT reported a 7 miles worth of congestion between exits 39 and 49.

Interstate 91 southbound in the Wethersfield/Rock Hill area was also said to be backed up because of a crash. Two lanes were closed between exits 24 and 23 as of 9 a.m.

A crash was also reported on I-91 south at the merge with Interstate 95 in New Haven.

A two-vehicle crash closed a portion of Route 17 in Durham as well.

There's no word on injuries in any of the incidents.

Most of the crashes have been cleared.

Sargalski said he's also prepared for the cold coming Thursday night and Friday.

"You have to be careful, that wind factor brings it down pretty low so you have to be careful. But, dress for it, you'll be all right. 'Tis New England," he said.

For real-time traffic updates, check the WFSB traffic map here.

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