Snow causes few problems for motorists in the Bristol area

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:59


BRISTOL - A storm that was once expected to dump as many as nine inches of snow in the Bristol area delivered underwhelming accumulations and caused very few problems for motorists.

As of Wednesday morning, when the snow had already appeared to have been tapering, only two accidents were reported in Bristol. One was so minor that an officer spotted the two-car crash and the drivers involved said they didn’t need police assistance.

The other crash in Bristol happened on James P. Casey, where a motorist apparently slid off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver took off, and police are searching for the vehicle involved, according to Bristol Lt. Richard Guerrera.

“Those are the only two accidents we’ve had,” Guerrera said, noting that the road conditions were vastly improved around 10 a. m., compared to earlier in the morning.

In Southington, police said the morning commute brought only one accident that was minor. No injuries were reported.

In Plainville, local police there reported one crash involving a vehicle sliding off the road and striking a tree, causing no injuries.

According to the state’s Department of Transportation, state police responded to an accident on Route 72 westbound, about three quarters of a mile past Exit 6, at about 9:15 a.m. There, a pickup truck left the roadway and went over the guardrail. There was no immediate word on possible injuries.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Plainville, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:59. Updated: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:01.