Several delays, road work projects across CT / Weekend weather forecast update / Town-by-town COVID-19 updates and more.
Brian McCready , Patch Staff
Good Friday morning Connecticut,
The forecast looks good for early December. Sunshine and temperatures into the mid 40s Friday, more sun on Saturday and temperatures also in the mid 40s and sunshine and temperatures near 50 degrees on Sunday. Enjoy the weekend.
Child killed in crash
Jaidyn Bolduc, 11, of Vernon was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 at 8:17 p.m. Thursday, State Police said in a news release.
See related: Vernon Mourning Loss Of 6th-Grader After Fatal Crash
Vernon Center Middle School was offering counseling to students and staff members after a sixth-grader died in a car crash Thursday evening. The schools superintendent released a statement which you can read here. >>>Read More at Vernon Patch.
COVID-19 update for CT
All the coronavirus health metrics have been trending in the wrong direction. The infection rate is rising, so are hospitalizations, and the number of reported deaths are also increasing. On Thursday, state officials said the infection rate is currently at 6.52 percent for the previous 24-hour period, the number of hospitalizations is at 414 and the number of deaths rose by 44 over the past week. ( View your town’s update here ).
COVID-19 leads to restaurant closures
In Old Saybrook, the Penny Lane Pub was forced to close temporarily due to increasing COVID-19 infections in the community, WFSB 3 TV reports. The restaurant hopes to open early next week the owner said, WFSB 3 reports.
The Penny Lane Pub isn’t alone as other eateries in town had to close briefly, including the Monkey Farm, which just reopened after closing for a week around Thanksgiving time. (Read More at WFSB 3 TV) .
1 killed in I-95 accident
Robert Procaccini, 76, of Branford, was killed in a four-vehicle accident on I-95 in New Haven on Thursday afternoon, according to Fox 61. The highway was shut down for several hours. Police said the accident started after a vehicle lost control and hit another car, and this started a chain reaction, and Procaccini’s vehicle ended up striking a concrete median. ( Read More at Fox 61 ) .
A teen was injured in a Thursday afternoon shooting in Hartford, according to WTNH News 8. The shooting occurred on Russ Street just after 2 p.m. The injuries were non-life-threatening. ( Read more at WTNH News 8 ).
Threat leads to school closure
Hamden High School will be closed on Friday, Dec. 3 due to a threat made against the school , according to officials.
Superintendent Jody Ian Goeler announced in a post on Twitter that the school would be closed “out of an abundance of caution” to allow police and the administration to “work together to investigate a threat made to the school.”
School officials received a tip around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday about a threat at Hamden High School regarding “potential gun violence,” according to Detective Sean J. Dolan. ( Read more at Hamden Patch).
Here are the conditions on CT’s major roadways:
THOMPSON – Road Work on I-395 Northbound vicinity of Exit 53 (1.3 miles) in effect today until 3:29 pm. The right lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 7:57 am.
THOMPSON – Road Work on I-395 Southbound between Exits 50 and 47 (2.9 miles) in effect today until 3:31 pm. Expect lane closures. Reported Friday, December 3 at 8:41 am.
SOUTHBURY – Road Work on I-84 Eastbound between Exits 15 and 16 (3.2 miles) in effect today until 3:33 pm. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 8:59 am.
TOLLAND – Road Work on I-84 Eastbound between Exits 68 and 70 (4.5 miles) in effect today until 3:00 pm. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 9:02 am.
HARTFORD – Road Work on I-84 Westbound between Exits 50 and 46 (1.7 miles) in effect today until 3:00 pm. Expect lane closures. Reported Friday, December 3 at 9:36 am.
MERIDEN – Road Work on I-91 Southbound between Exits 19 and 18 (0.7 miles) in effect today until 12:00 pm. The right lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 8:50 am.
EAST WINDSOR – Road Work on I-91 Southbound between Exits 44 and 36 (7.0 miles) in effect today until 3:00 pm. The right lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 8:54 am.
MARLBOROUGH – Road Work on RT2 Westbound between Exits 15 and 13 (2.3 miles) in effect today until 3:00 pm. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 9:35 am.
PORTLAND – Road Work on RT66 on the Arrigoni Bridge, in effect today until 3:30 pm. The Right Lane is Closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 8:06 am.
NAUGATUCK – Road Work on RT8 Northbound between Exits 29 and 30 (1.9 miles) in effect today until 3:36 pm. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 8:38 am.
WATERBURY – Road Work on RT8 Southbound between Exits 30 and 27 (2.7 miles) in effect today until 3:36 pm. Expect lane closures. Reported Friday, December 3 at 8:39 am.
NEWINGTON – Road Work on RT9 Southbound between Exits 29 and 27 (2.5 miles) in effect today until 3:31 pm. The left shoulder is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 9:02 am.
OLD SAYBROOK – Road Work on RT9 Southbound between Exits 3 and 2 in effect today until 2:47 pm. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday, December 3 at 9:46 am.
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