At Least 4 Killed in Ice-Related Crashes, Pileups in Northeast

Freezing rain is forcing officials to close roads in the Northeast this morning.

In Pennsylvania, three deaths have been reported on roadways and there was one death reported in Connecticut.

In Connecticut, police say an elderly woman died this morning after a crash caused by slippery conditions.

Police in New Haven reported as many as 40 weather-related accidents.

"Many southwest Jersey roads are a skating rink," the State Police tweeted this morning.

Ice also led to today's closing of the New York State Thruway southbound from Newburgh to New York City, the New York State Police said.

In New York City, just before 9 a.m., icy conditions forced officials to close the eastbound Long Island Expressway at the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

Icy roads aren't just in the Northeast. In eastern Oregon on Saturday, dozens of vehicles were involved in a crash that injured four people. Oregon State Police blamed black ice.