Winter weather created slippery road conditions and major traffic problems for the Monday morning commute. NBC10 Boston's weather team issued a First Alert Monday as snow bursts were expected to continue to slowly drift through the Boston Metro.
A tractor trailer crash involving several cars in Andover caused delays on Interstate 495 southbound near Interstate 93. Massachusetts State Police were on scene along with police departments from surrounding towns, including Lawrence. Only one lane was passable as of 6 a.m. The scene was clear by 6:30 a.m.
Several other crashes were causing traffic in the Andover area Monday morning. On the northbound side in the same area, there was a crash involving a spin-out and another on 93 north approaching Route 133. There was another crash coming down from Lawrence over by Marston Street.
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Crashes were also reported in Billerica and Tewksbury, and across Rhode Island and Connecticut, including a six to seven car crash at Interstate 91 in North Haven that shut down most lanes.
There were also several crashes up and down the Everett Turnpike crossing the New Hampshire state line. There was another accident involving several cars on Route 3 south as well as a crash on 93 in Wilmington and another spin out on 128 approaching Route 28.
There was a disabled bus on the eastbound side of the Mass. Pike right at the Ted Williams Tunnel. On the expressway, there was a crash by Freeport Street.