Snow Causing Crashes Across New England

Police are urging drivers to take it slow

Numerous crashes and slide-offs are being seen across New England due to the Monday snowstorm.

Massachusetts State Police reported a jackknifed tractor trailer on the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound in Charlton, and a rollover crash was reported on the Mass Pike westbound in Sturbridge. There have been multiple spinouts, mainly on Interstate 95 and Route 128.

A woman in Weymouth was killed when she was struck by a snow plow.

In Connecticut, a jackknifed tractor trailer is causing major delays on I-95 south in Fairfield. Two other tractor trailer accidents occurred earlier Monday morning, and spinouts are being reported across the state.

In Maine, a tractor trailer and a car collided between York and Wells, blocking two of the three northbound lanes on the Maine Turnpike. State police reported a number of other slide-offs on Monday morning due to motorists driving too fast for the snowy road conditions.

New Hampshire State Police spokesman Lt. Jerome Maslan said there had been fewer than a dozen crashes on New Hampshire roadways as of 7:30 a.m. Monday. A rollover crash was reported on Interstate 393 in Concord, but that accident scene has cleared.

"Nothing major," Maslan said. "A lot of schools are cancelled, and that limited the commute some, so that was good. With the cold and blowing snow, it's slippery underneath. Watch your braking, no sudden movements. Give yourself enough time to move around."

In Vermont, Interstate 91 north was closed between exits 7 and 8 around 1:30 pm. due to several motor vehicle collisions. Another accident was on Interstate 89 south before the Lamoille River Bridge is also causign significant delays.

There were also at least four incidents in Vermont on Monday where plow trucks were hit by other vehicles.

Speed limits on the Mass Pike, the Maine Turnpike and all major New Hampshire highways were lowered due to the snow.

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