State troopers in Connecticut responded to more than 170 accidents and over 1,500 calls for service over a hectic 20-hour period during Wednesday’s storm.
Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Kelly Grant said Thursday morning that between 11 a.m. Wednesday, seen as the starting point of the storm, through 7 a.m. Thursday, the agency responded to 1,526 total calls for service including 166 accidents without injuries and an additional six accidents which required medical response. There were also 565 total motorist assists as part of the calls for service, state police said.
Delays in the start of the storm through parts of the state helped minimize response needs early, but calls for service picked up during the afternoon and into the evening. Between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. alone, a time when roads are typically less traveled, the agency responded to over 572 total calls for service, including responses to 37 accidents, one which involved injuries, and 205 motorist assists.