Crashes Reported Amid Icy, Slushy Road Conditions - NBC10 Boston

Crashes Reported Amid Icy, Slushy Road Conditions

A quick-moving overnight storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region

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    What to Know

    • A quick-moving overnight storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to New England, leaving roads icy and slushy.

    • Several crashes have been reported on major roads in the Greater Boston area, including on Interstates 93 and 95.

    • Authorities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are advising drivers to go slowly on the roads.

    Several crashes have been reported amid icy road conditions across Massachusetts after a quick-moving storm brought snow and freezing rain overnight.

    A car carrier transporting three vehicles in Billerica flipped on High Street. Police are investigating to determine if speed played a factor in the crash and the driver is expected to be cited.

    Stop-and-go traffic was reported on Interstate 95 southbound, with backups going up to exit 39 at Concord Street in Danvers following a two-car crash. There was also a slide-off going northbound on I-95.

    A crash was also reported on Interstate 93 in Wilmington after exit 41. The HOV lane on I-93 was also closed Thursday morning due to a mechanical issue.

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    In Upton, crews responded to a crash on Milford and Glen View streets, and warned drivers to avoid the area while the car was removed.

    In New Hampshire, a box truck was involved in a crash with an oil tanker on I-95 in Seabrook, resulting in both commercials sliding off of the road and closing the highway for about two hours. One of the drivers was issued a summons after responding troopers learned he had a suspended license.

    No injuries were immediately reported in any of the above crashes. However, one person was killed and four others were injured in a crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Blanford, Massachusetts, overnight Thursday.

    Authorities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are reminding drivers to take it slow on the road when driving in bad weather conditions. The speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 mph in wake of the highway's road conditions.

    The average snow total for Southern New England was about 2 inches, while Northern New England got at least 3 inches of snow. NBC10 Boston meteorologists suggest residents up north remove as much snow as possible before it re-freezes later.

    Stay with us as this story develops.

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