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Route 66 in Portland partially closed due to icing; Route 7 in Kent also closed

PORTLAND – Route 66 westbound was closed for several hours Saturday morning because of severe icing. The area between Gospel Lane (Route 17) and William S...
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PORTLAND – Route 66 westbound was closed for several hours Saturday morning because of severe icing.

The area between Gospel Lane (Route 17) and William St. Ext. is not typically prone to flooding, but police say blocked storm drains created dangerous icing conditions from that instersection to William St. Extension.

One car crashed into a pole earlier this morning. Police say the car was totaled but the driver suffered only minor injuries. Police closed that section of the road about 6 a.m. But by late morning CT DOT salt treatments and some bright sunshine allowed them to open up the road again.

Water problems also have another state highway closed. State DOT says Route 7 in Kent remains closed due to water and ice on that road. It was closed near Route 341 late in the day Friday.