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State Police Warning Drivers of Slick Road Conditions



    State Police Warning Drivers of Slick Road Conditions

    Snow showers returned early Saturday afternoon, falling in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts before noon, reducing visibility to less than a mile in some spots.

    With the temperatures as cold as they are, roads are getting snow covered and slick. Officials are warning drivers to take it slow on their Saturday travels.

    According to Massachusetts DOT, at least 460 crews are treating or plowing state roads today where needed.

    Massachusetts State Police reduced the speed limit to 40 mph on the Mass Pike/I-90, with no tandems/propanes allowed from exit 6 in Chicopee to the New York border.

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    In Connecticut, where snow was falling in several areas, State Police also warned that despite the snow being light and not sticking to all surfaces, road conditions were slick with the very low temperatures. Police urged drivers to reduce their speed after a number of accidents, including one that occurred on I-84 westbound at exit 11 near Newton.

    The snow is expected to spread eastward Saturday afternoon, starting around 2 p.m. in southern Vermont and parts of Rhode Island before moving to southeastern Massachusetts.

    By dinner time Saturday evening, snow will be increasing in coverage for the Cape and the Islands where snowfall accumulations are expected to be the highest. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for that area through 1 a.m. Sunday.

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