Crashes Reported in Massachusetts as Icy Conditions Persist

A speed restriction was in effect Friday morning throughout the entire Mass. Pike

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Several crashes have happened on the roads of Massachusetts overnight, as slick spots remained a concern following the freezing rain showers that fell in New England.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reported a jackknifed tractor trailer with multiple crashes on the Mass. Pike eastbound in Brimfield at Exit 74. All eastbound traffic was being diverted off Exit 63 for hours overnight, but the road has since reopened.

Troopers referred to the wreck as a "chain-reaction crash," saying that it involved multiple trucks and cars. Multiple people were taken to area hospitals, but the severity of their injuries remained unclear Friday. Around 15 vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Ice was believed to cause the crash.

State police responded overnight to Route 2 westbound in Lexington, for around 12 vehicles that went off the road due to icing, troopers said. No significant injuries were reported. Police closed Route 2 West Thursday night in the area of Interstate 95 so the road could be treated.

During another incident, a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 93 north in Canton caused major traffic delays Friday morning.

MassDOT had 563 pieces of equipment deployed Friday morning to help treat the roads amid the winter weather conditions.

A 40 mph speed restriction was in effect on the Mass. Pike between the New York state line and Boston, according to MassDOT. That speed restriction was lifted as of around 8:50 a.m.

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