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Passengers on a bus were headed to the casino when the unthinkable happened on this highway WTIC/Screenshot

Passengers aboard a charter bus on this snow-covered highway in Connecticut were in for a nightmare Monday afternoon.

According to officials, a Dahila bus was traveling from New York City to the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncansville when it flipped over on Interstate 95, in Madison.

State police said 55 people were on the bus when it flipped. About 30 people were able to walk off by themselves, but 8 injured passengers were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital and 16 were taken to Middlesex Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center. The uninjured passengers were taken to Madison Town Campus, where the Red Cross was called to help, NBC New York reported.

Gov. Dannel Malloy released a statement to motorists.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely and receive updates in real-time. Public safety is our top priority and our office continues to work with state agencies and emergency management officials to that end. Our thoughts are with those who are injured, and we extend our gratitude to the first responders who are working to protect the safety of all those involved. We urge all those who must travel to use added caution, allow extra time to travel, and reduce speeds as conditions warrant.”

State police in Westbrook said Interstate 95 was closed between exits 60 and 61 at 12:28 p.m., WTNH News 8 reported.

WTNH News 8 said the highway reopened around 5 p.m.

Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare.
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