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Freezing rain glazing highways to turn to rain later Sunday

January 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Freezing rain and drizzle glazed roads in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, causing numerous accidents and one death.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport closed for about two hours midday Sunday for ice removal, canceling a handful of flights and delaying others.

New Haven police said an 88-year-old woman died when her car hit a utility pole at about 8 a.m.

Officials advised people to stay off the roads until temperatures warmed in the afternoon. Crashes were reported on Interstates 95, 91 and 84 in Connecticut and the Massachusetts Turnpike, where the speed limit was temporarily reduced.

Freezing rain advisories continued Sunday afternoon for northern Connecticut and central and western Massachusetts.

Temperatures in the 40s and 50s were reported elsewhere, including Foxborough, Massachusetts, where rain was expected for the evening AFC Championship game between Indianapolis and New England.

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