State police urge drivers to clear snow, ice from cars

Connecticut State Police are urging drivers to clear all snow and ice from their cars.

Connecticut State Police are urging drivers to clear all snow and ice from their cars.

Connecticut State Police are urging drivers to clear all snow and ice from their cars. (3/15/17)

FAIRFIELD - Connecticut State Police are urging drivers to clear all snow and ice from their cars.

Troopers say that snow and ice from car roofs can come loose on the highway, falling in chunks and blinding drivers.

As of Wednesday evening, troopers issued 36 warnings and 56 tickets statewide, including some in western Connecticut.

Sgt. Robert Derry, of Troop G, says he understands that ice is difficult to remove, but the law is the law.

News 12 rode with Derry as he pulled over drivers in violation on Interstate 95. Some people received warnings, while some got a ticket with a fine of $120.

Police say they will pull over a driver if their vehicle has a substantial amount of uncleaned snow, and it doesn't matter if the snow does not fall off while they're in motion.

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