UPDATED: Freezing rain creates slippery conditions Sunday

Advisory extended until 7 p.m. Sunday

Broson Road at Mill Hill Terrace was among the sections of road closed by Fairfield police during freezing rain Sunday, Jan. 5. (Rich Pittera Photo)

Broson Road at Mill Hill Terrace was among the sections of road closed by Fairfield police during freezing rain Sunday, Jan. 5. (Rich Pittera Photo)

SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 12:24 p.m.:  The National Weather Service has extended the freezing rain advisory for Southwestern Connecticut to 7 p.m. today.

Fairfield police had to help six cars that were stuck sideways near the intersection of Bronson Road and Mill Hill Terrace late Sunday morning. That road was among several that have been closed.

There are numerous reports of accidents from the state line where routes 287 and 95 meet in Greenwich north into Ridgefield.

“Fairfield Fire would like to remind everyone to be safe due to icy road conditions on all paved surfaces. As of 12:00 pm on 1/5/14, the police and fire departments continue to respond to many vehicle accidents and medical emergencies due to falls in parking lots, driveways and stairs. Please use caution and avoid unnecessary travel,” according to a Facebook post.

SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 11:24 a.m.: A freezing rain advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, for Fairfield and the rest of southern Connecticut.

A freezing rain drizzle began falling in the area around 10 Sunday morning. While it looks like a regular drizzle, there are reports of frozen roads in southwestern Connecticut.

“A glaze of ice will make travel treacherous, especially on untreated and elevated surfaces,” according to the National Weather Service’s freezing rain advisory.

As of 11 a.m. ice had formed a sheen on walkways and roads, and was beginning to coat tree branches and wires.

The light freezing drizzle and rain is expected to turn over to all rain by early afternoon.

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