Updated: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 12:24 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 12:11 PM EDT
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Mother Nature handed morning commuters a slushy, icy mess Tuesday.
Some proof roads were rough Tuesday morning: a FedEx truck sliding off the road in Wallingford, down an embankment dangerously close to some homes.
"I just heard this loud bang, I thought it was the snow plows because they were going by," said Mary Gagne.
Officials said the FedEx truck went down an embankment on an off-ramp by Exit 13 on I-91 northbound.
"That exit is very slick and you are going a little bit fast you need to slow down because even me driving a car, if you are driving too fast you could go over the bank," Gagne said.
Police said the northbound and southbound ramps were closed for several hours, while waiting for fuel to be removed from the scene.
Snow-covered roads combined with the sleet and rain made for messy commutes.
Neighborhood streets were crunchy with ice, though not too bad when you compare it to previous storms.
"Not to bad considering what we had in the past," said Chris Demone, "remember that big snow we shoveled? This is nothing."
Folks certainly have something to say about it.
"So your advice for truck drivers out here," asked News 8's Erin Cox.
"Slow the heck down," Gagne said.