- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

Connecticut State Police say they responded to more than 150 motor vehicle accidents across the state Saturday as a snowstorm hit the region.

The official Twitter account for the Connecticut State Police posted the tally Sunday afternoon.

Police say officers responded to 162 accidents between 5 a.m. and midnight Saturday.

State police told WFSB-TV there were multiple crashes on the southbound side of Interstate 91 near exit 22.

Gov. Dannel Malloy tweeted around 6 p.m. Saturday that police had already responded to 119 accidents, 35 of which happened on Interstate 95. Of those, 20 were in Fairfield County.

Malloy issued a statement Saturday afternoon encouraging residents in the southern part of the state to stay off the roads.

The Democratic governor urged drivers in the hardest-hit areas to avoid travel.

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