Multiple crashes were reported during the early morning commute Thursday in the Boston area after cold temperatures overnight created patches of black ice on roads.
Clear skies and a dip in temperatures allowed for the black ice to pose a threat on the roads. Although not all towns hit the freezing mark, air temperatures of 33 and even 34 degrees can cool the ground enough to create slippery conditions.
The slick roads caused two cars to spin out on Route 1A south at the General Edwards Bridge near the Revere-Lynn border. Drivers were urged to take extra caution on bridges since they tend to freeze faster than roadways.
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In Sharon, two vehicles were on the side of Interstate 95 at Mechanic Street following a crash. Two other cars were off to the right side of the road on I-95 north in Needham after Great Plain Avenue. And another crash was reported on I-95 south at Endicott Road in Boxford.
It was unclear whether injuries occurred in those crashes.
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