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Deadly Crash Among Dozens Reported Across Mass. During 2022's First Snowstorm

More than a foot of snow fell in the jackpot areas around Greater Boston, with just shy of a foot in the city

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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.

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Shortly after 7 a.m., a crash involving a jackknifed bus on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound in Newton had multiple lanes blocked.

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.

Officials responded to a disabled bus on the Mass. Pike westbound near Route 16 in Newton on Friday morning.

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.

In an interview with NBC 10 Boston, MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver warned against non-essential travel on Friday.

One lane of traffic in each direction on Route 146 in Uxbridge was closed due to a crash early Friday.

The first sustained snowfall of the season is causing all sorts of traffic headaches for morning commuters.

I-93 south was closed in Londonderry after a tractor-trailer crash.

In Connecticut, numerous crashes have already been reported along highways.

Many people were smart to stay off the roads Friday morning, but icy conditions remain. Drivers who do get into an accident might have to wait longer for repairs because of supply chain woes.
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