As the first major snowfall of the season began to blanket New England, accidents were reported throughout the region.
Many towns across Massachusetts have declared snow emergencies while clean-up is underway. As of 8 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reported there were 2,565 crews working to clear state roadways.
On Interstate 90, Massachusetts State Police reduced the speed limit to 40 MPH. Earlier in the morning, a truck traveling in the westbound lane slid onto its side in the town of Southborough. Traffic was reduced to one lane during this time.
At least two cars were reported off the road in Burlington, Massachusetts- one at Interstate 95 north and Winn Street and another at the intersection of Bedford and Francis Wyman Roads. On Interstate 495, a car spun out from the southbound lanes in Bellingham.
According to state police, at least one person is dead after a car and a truck collided on Interstate 495 northbound in Hopkinton.
A quick burst of snow dropped several inches of snow across Connecticut before sunrise. A fatal crash closed Route 69 on the Woodbridge and Bethany town line. Interstate 95 is seeing a wintry mix near Exit 59, causing mushy and slippery conditions with mostly rain falling in that area.
More north, speed limits on the Maine Turnpike from the New Hampshire line to Exit 53 in Falmouth were reduced to 45 MPH. Crashes were reported in Windham and Londonderry, New Hampshire, where an accident on Interstate 93 northbound caused major traffic delays. In addition, a New Hampshire State Police cruiser was struck from behind on 93 in Sanbornton.
Vermonters on Route 9 also began to experience trouble on the roads. The Vermont Transportation Operations Center advised tractor-trailer units to chain up before traveling in this area. One person was transported to a local hospital in connection with a crash on Interstate 91 in Windsor.
In Maine, four people were sent to the hospital from the scene of an accident at the intersection of Broadway and Daytona Streets.
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