Monday may mark the first official day of winter, but drivers in the New London area late Saturday morning might argue the season actually began a few days earlier.
That’s because a heavy snow squall shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday morning, and resulting slick roadways, led to several accidents in the area, including a multiple-car crash on the southbound lane of Interstate 89.
According to a press release, a spinout near Exit 12 forced several other cars to hit their brakes, and with severe black ice in the area, about eight to 10 cars were collected in the crash.
While one car did flip on its roof, authorities say no one was seriously injured – though three people were transported to nearby New London hospital as a precaution.
Authorities closed the 6-and-a-half-mile portion of the highway for a little more than an hour to respond to the accidents, diverting traffic off 89 from Exit 12A in Georges Mills and back on in New London.