DOT Snowplows

CT DOT Urges Caution Around Snowplows And Safe Driving In Winter Weather Conditions

Ahead of winter weather that blanketed the state last weekend, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) reminded motorists to stay off the roads, slow down, and exercise patience as crews work to clear highways and roadways of snow. “If you must travel this weekend during the storm, please remember to slow down, use caution and leave extra space between yourself and other vehicles. When you see plow drivers out there working to clear the roads, please give them space and don’t crowd the plow,” Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto said January 5. “When we’re given plenty of room to work, it helps ensure we can clear the roadways as quickly as possible to keep residents safe.”


WZ Speeders

Work Zone Speeders in Connecticut

It’s a ribbon of asphalt. Interstate 95 winds through Connecticut, and it seems like everyone’s in a hurry, with fearless drivers testing fate at every turn. “It’s completely reckless,” Sgt. Josh Sawyer with the Connecticut State Police said. “There are so many things that can go wrong,” In the chaos of local highway traffic, News 8 spoke with a Connecticut State Police trooper who shook his head in disbelief when he heard the story of one driver who defied all reason. Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) employees in work zones feel the dangers of careless speeders firsthand daily. News 8 Investigative Reporter Jeff Derderian took an in-depth look at a pilot program that hopes to keep highway workers safe.