Freezing rain turned roadways deadly on Sunday, causing hundreds of accidents and at least two deaths in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut as icy roads forced the closure of several highways and bridges and wreaked havoc on white-knuckled drivers.
In Pennsylvania, at least one person was killed and dozens of others injured in a 50-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 76, according to NBC Philadelphia. The crash occurred around 7 a.m., officials said, and parts of the highway were shut down for more than four hours as emergency crews worked to transport injured motorists to area hospitals.
In Connecticut, a “glaze of ice” on the state’s highways made them impassable. Six people were injured in a multivehicle crash in New London. In New Haven, an 88-year-old Woodbridge woman was killed in a crash, officials there said.