Snow-Related Crashes Reported; Motorists Urged to Stay Off Roads

The speed limit has been reduced on stretches of the Massachusetts and Maine turnpikes

As snow starts building up, more and more reports of crashes are being reported due to slippery roads.

The speed limit is reduced on streches of the Massachusetts and Maine turnpikes, and New Hampshire officials are urging motorists to stay off the roads altogether after 6 p.m.

A 69-year-old Vermont man was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon in Cornwall. State police say Robert Fields went off the road on Route 74, noting that snow was falling and the roads were slippery.

In Maine, a serious crash occurred on Thursday morning on Route 1A in Holden, and numerous slide-offs were reported as well. In New Hampshire, accidents were reported on Interstate 89 in Grantham and Canterbury and on Route 10 in Haverhill.

A jackknifed truck shut down two eastbound lanes on Route 2 at Shelburne Summit Drive in Massachusetts.

Numerous cars have also reportedly slid off the highway on Interstate 89 in Vermont near Montpelier and Interstate 91 between exits 2 and 3.

In Massachusetts, state transportation officials announced there were more than 1,000 crews clearing and treating state roads to avoid crashes.

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