Winter Weather A Factor in I-95 Crash

Branford Police kept busy last night responding to car accidents caused by sudden inclement weather conditions.

Overnight, as snow continued to fall, along with responded to the report of a one-vehicle accident on I95 south between exits 53 and 52. 

When crews arrived, they found one white vehicle on the side of the road facing the wrong direction and two passengers inside. Branford's Deputy Chief Bill Pepe stated that the driver indicated the vehicle lost traction due to weather conditions and struck the bridge abutment causing a spinout. The driver was not injured according to Pepe. The passenger was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluations. The names of the victims were not released. 

Branford Fire Department, Rescue 1 also responded to the scene of a . Due to weather conditions, that road was partly closed until the Connecticut Department of Transportation could come out and sand. It appears that all victims involved in that accident were also in fair condition. Weather, according to Pepe was also a factor in this incident. 

Cheryl Daniw January 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM
The Foxon area of East Haven was carelessly left unattended also causing many difficulties. You would think that after all these years that our town administration would realize that once you cross Rte. 80 the weather conditions change and so would our road conditions. It is just another sign of disrespect and neglect to the Foxon residents.
Lise Cavallaro January 17, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Thank you Cheryl. I have been commenting on here forever about the neglect and deterioration of Foxon and no one seems to get it. I'm right there with you.
Sam Giglio January 17, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Did you ever stop and think maybe they did not want to get the guys in early today, "Overtime". Check with Town Hall on this one I may be right.
Lise Cavallaro January 17, 2012 at 07:22 PM
What does that have to do with anything? I have a child to get to the bus stop at 6:45 a.m. and the side roads in Foxon were very slick and not treated at all.
Rosie January 17, 2012 at 07:24 PM
You are correct, Sam. Trucks are not allowed out until 8:00. Of course, any reasonable person would realize that schools are in much earlier than 8:00. As a result, there were many buses stuck, sliding, and traffic backed up on North High Street, due to parents having to drive their children in, if they could get out. I personally witnessed buses unable to get up hills, having to back down streets, sliding through traffic lights and stuck on roads. When is someone in this town going to put the kids first over money. If the town can't manage it, then the superintendent should have the sense to delay schools. Totally disgusted today.
Sam Giglio January 17, 2012 at 09:00 PM
You guys should be upset, We cannot control the weather but one thing that seems to be missing is a lack of communication between Town Hall and the Superintendent in a weather event. They need to have a plan. My Son in Law in Ohio has this responsibility in a weather event with the BOE. He is up at 4;00 AM in a weather event checks the roads and makes the call to delay or cancel School. How hard would that be to do in a Town of our size. One or two people checking to make it happen. one in the north end and one in the other end of Town.
High Ridge Resident January 18, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Why don't you people go to the Mayors open hours or addresstgis concern with the BOE? It is nice to vent here but it obviously goes nowhere
Lise Cavallaro January 18, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I've done that before and had good results and if things don't improve with the next storm thats exactly what I'll do.


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