Drivers stranded on Connecticut highways as winter storm continues

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Several highways were backed up throughout the state Thursday night as Connecticut’s first storm of the season moved in. 

Several areas of interstates 84 and 691 are backed up. 

News 8’s LaSalle Blanks reports that drivers on I-691 east in the Southington area are stranded. He says several people have gotten out of their cars. 

Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Sam Kantrow has a look at what conditions were like in Madison Thursday night: 

News 8’s LaSalle Blanks sent in this video of officers who trying to help stranded drivers who are stuck on 691 eastbound:

State police are reporting numerous accidents, including several in I-84 westbound in the Farmington and Southbury areas.

Officials say I-84 westbound near exit 16 in Southbury is currently closed due to two stuck tractor trailers. That section of the highway has been shut down since 6:00pm this evening. 

Related Content: I-84 Westbound closed between Exits 39 and 38 due to truck crash

Bradley Airport is seeing a small number of delays and cancellations. Airport officials say evening flights were working on adjusting their schedules as a result of the winter storm. Passengers are advised to contact their airline carrier as to the status of their flights. 

News 8’s Bob Wilson gave us a look at conditions in the Cromwell area Thursday night. 

Quinnipiac University is reporting that all campus shuttles have been suspended due to the road conditions. 

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