Wintry weather makes for messy day on Mass. roads

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December 9, 2013, 12:26 pm
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(NECN: Leslie Gaydos, Lexington, Mass.) – In Lexington, Mass. on route 128, the snow conditions were constantly changing, but the morning rush hour was uneventful.

Salt trucks were out early and stayed ahead of the snow, leaving the highway slushy and wet.

Some drivers were more shaken than others during this first taste of winter.

“It’s very slippery right now. I’m definitely not very comfortable driving on my way to work, and I’m in a rental so that makes matters even more uncomfortable. Yeah, I would just rather not be driving this morning,” said one commuter. “I saw a really bad accident. Someone had completely totaled their car on the way. I had no idea it was going to be this bad.”

“Well, actually there were patches of freezing rain.  You can hear it hitting the windshield, but the roads are in pretty good shape,” said another.

Another traveler drove up from Connecticut Monday morning.

“A lot of little minor fender benders. I’m just dreading the rest of the winter,” he said.

Over 800 MassDOT snow plow crews were tending to the roads.

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