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Snow puts winter’s spin on Norwalk’s highways

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The Norwalk Fire Department works to help the driver of a late model Chevy Trailblazer Saturday night on the southbound side of Interstate 95 at Exit 14. (Photo courtesy Norwalk Fire Department.)

Updated, 2:26 p.m.

NORWALK, Conn. – Snow started to fall Saturday night and cars started spinning – there were five accidents on Norwalk’s limited access highways and one in a Norwalk neighborhood at just about the same time, the Norwalk Fire Department said. One driver suffered minor injuries.

The snow had just started to accumulate just after 9:30 p.m. when the first call came in, for a late model Chevy Trailblazer on its side on the southbound side of Interstate 95 at Exit 14, Deputy Chief Edward Prescott said in a press release. The lone occupant was uninjured and managed to climb out the moon roof once firefighters stabilized the vehicle. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital for observation.

Other accidents on I-95 and the Route 7 Connector involved single cars spinning out and winding up on the guard rail or on Jersey barriers, or disabled in travel lanes and facing the wrong way, Prescott said. Firefighters used fire apparatus to block the travel lanes to protect the accident scenes while Connecticut State Troopers investigated. Once the vehicles were towed all the travel lanes were opened.

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The Norwalk Fire Department works to help the driver of a late model Chevy Trailblazer Saturday night on the southbound side of Interstate 95 at Exit 14. (Photo courtesy Norwalk Fire Department.)

While all that was going on a car slid through the intersection of Partrick Road and Wolfpit Avenue, causing minor injuries to the driver when it struck a rock, Prescott said. The driver, who was alone, was taken to Norwalk Hospital. Firefighters worked to keep the vehicle’s fluids from entering storm drains.

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One response to “Snow puts winter’s spin on Norwalk’s highways”

  1. hounddog

    Hat tip to N.P.D. Training is paying off. N.P.D. rolled on a prolwer call in silvermine early sunday morning at 3 am. Proper deployment of perimeter and personel resulted in the suspects capture in just a few minutes. Perimeters work, great to see NPD supervisors finally deploying modern tactics. Nice work. Can tighten up on dispatching of the perimeter, time is critical.
    Units need to be assigned positions, enroute. That means the super doesnt hit the accelerator. He/she parks and pulls up his/her map and begins assigning positions to responding units. Still needs polishing but much, much better.

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