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Interstate 91 re-opens after closing because of icy conditions in Connecticut

Connecticut State Police say about a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 91 from just north of Hartford to the Massachusetts line has reopened Monday after icy conditions and accidents prompted authorities to shut down both sides of the highway about 10 a.m.

Dangerous driving conditions in Connecticut prompted the closing of Interstate 91 southbound in East Longmeadow.

State Police in Springfield received a request from the State of Connecticut to assist in closing I-91 southbound in East Longmeadow.

Massachusetts State Police diverted traffic off I-91 at Exit 49 until the highway was treated in Connecticut.

Troopers say the highway was closed for more than an hour Monday morning while crews spread more de-icing chemicals.

Snow and freezing rain fell in the region Monday morning, two days after a blizzard dropped up to three feet of snow in places. State and local crews continued to clear roads and improve driving sight lines Monday.

Icy conditions and accidents were reported on several other highways and roads across the state Monday and led to some closures.

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