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Nor'easter Causes Slick Roads, Crashes Around New England



    (Published Monday, Jan. 23, 2017)

    A Nor'easter that made its way up to New England on Monday, caused slick roads and crashes.

    In Fitchburg, Massachusetts, a car lost control on Granite Street just before another driver crashed his work van into a stone wall.

    "You can see him lose control, it went sideways," said a man who videotaped the car crash.

    In Scituate, the storm began to rock boats in the harbor around 9 p.m. Wind gusts had already reached close to 50 miles per hour and were expected to go as high 60 miles per hour.

    High Winds Felt Across State

    [NECN] High Winds Felt Across State
    High winds caused by a Nor'easter made their way across Massachusetts on Monday night.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 23, 2017)

    Residents said they're used to the rough weather.

    "It's kind of like the same all the time," said Nicole Finnerty. "We are used to it around here."

    "This is not anything new to us," agreed Laurel Murphy. "We just go with it and we move on."

    The high winds mixed with high tide early Tuesday morning could cause damage and even power outages. It's something National Grid says they are ready for.

    "We have our full compliment of crews who can be dispatched and deployed as needed depending on the trajectory of the storm," said a National Grid worker.

    National Grid said they would be opening up storm centers in Malden, Brockton and Providence to monitor the situation. They had already sent support and extra equipment to Nantucket.

    Nor'easter Rocks Massachusetts Coastline

    [NECN] Nor'easter Rocks Massachusetts Coastline
    A powerful Nor'easter brought strong winds and rain to the Massachusetts coastline on Monday night.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 23, 2017)

    More than 100 towns and cities now have an app that allows them to send pictures of any damage directly to National Grid to speed up response.

    In New Hampshire, as much as 5 inches of snow and sleet were expected.

    Before the snow even started, Manchester resident Lee Lowell was preparing for the storm with a trip to Aubin's Hardware.

    "I’m hoping it stays snow and not ice," she said.

    Chuck Aubin, the hardware store owner, said there was a rush of people looking for the 'bare necessities'.

    "People pick up more shovels, calcium chloride, ice melting products and so forth checking to make sure generators are working OK and so forth," said Aubin.

    Storm Brings Dangerous, Icy Road Conditions to New Hampshire

    [NECN] Storm Brings Dangerous, Icy Road Conditions to New Hampshire
    A strong Nor'easter brought slick, icy roads to the streets of New Hampshire where residents did their best to prep for the storm.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 23, 2017)

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