There were dozens of crashes across the Greater Boston area Friday morning as the first big winter storm of the year hit its stride during the morning commute.
A New Bedford man was killed in a crash on Route 140 in Freetown when his car went off the road and crashed into a tree. Police believe the weather was a main cause of the crash. The victim was identified as Jason Saccocia.
Shortly after 7 a.m., a crash involving a jackknifed bus on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound in Newton had multiple lanes blocked.
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Many restrictions were in place along roadways throughout Massachusetts, including the closure of the HOV lane on Interstate 93 between Boston and Quincy on Friday.
A disabled bus was removed from the Mass. Pike near Route 16 in Newton, which also caused delays.
In the western part of the state, the speed limit was reduced along the Mass. Pike from Interstate 495 in Westboro to the New York border to 40 mph.
In an interview with NBC 10 Boston, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver warned against nonessential travel on Friday.
"I think the bottom line for the roadways today is stay off them if you can, don't make any discretionary trips," Gulliver said.
One lane of traffic in each direction on Route 146 in Uxbridge was closed due to a crash early Friday.
I-93 south was closed in Londonderry after a tractor-trailer crash.
In Connecticut, numerous crashes have already been reported along highways.