Car Slams Into Nursing Home, Other Snow-Related Crashes Reported Around New England - NECN

Car Slams Into Nursing Home, Other Snow-Related Crashes Reported Around New England

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    Gov. Charlie Baker Discusses Storm Preparations

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker provides an update on how the state is handling Thursday's massive snow storm.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018)

    Crashes are being reported across New England as snow begins to accumulate on area roads.

    In Manchester, New Hampshire, a woman lost control of her car, crashing into a nursing home on Tarrytown Road, according to fire officials. Despite the car crashing through a window and into a hallway, no one was injured in the incident.

    A 5-car crash was reported on Interstate 290 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts just after 8 a.m. on I-290 east just prior to Exit 23, according to state police. Injuries were said to be minor.

    The road was temporarily shut down until the scene could be cleared but all lanes have since reopened. The crash is continuing to cause delays, and motorists are being urged to avoid travel on I-290.

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    Methuen police reported around 10 a.m. that one of its cruisers was hit by another vehicle on Route 213. There was no word on injuries.

    Another accident was reported on Washington Street at Route 9 in Wellesley, but no one was injured.

    In Weymouth, an MBTA bus hit and knocked down a utility pole in the area of 125 Bridge St around 9 a.m. National Grid was called to the scene for repairs and traffic is being rerouted. 

    A similar situation was reported by police in Auburn, who say an SUV crashed into a pole on Millbury Street, knocking wires down.

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    Accidents have also been reported Thursday morning on Route 3 south in Kingston, Interstate 495 south in Middleboro, Interstate 93 south in Andover, on Interstate 190 south in Shrewsbury and Worcester and on Walnut Street in West Bridgewater.

    New Hampshire State Police say they have responded to 82 crashes as of 5 p.m.

    Rhode Island State Police say they have so far responded to seven minor crashes. They have also assisted at least 104 vehicles off the road.

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation also reported crashes on I-95 in Hopkinton, Route 146 South in Lincoln and I-295 north in Smithfield.

    Rhode Island also issued a ban on all tractor-trailer trucks on state roads until 9 p.m. Thursday. Trucks are asked to seek an alternate route or find a safe parking space.

    In Connecticut, state police have responded to at least 34 crashes, including a transit bus crash on Route 2 in Marlborough around 6:30 a.m. There were no passengers on the bus, but the driver suffered a minor injury.

    Route 9 north in Haddam, Connecticut, was also closed around 10:30 a.m. after a crash. State police say an injury was reported and the scene has since been cleared.

    Conditions in Maine are the same. At least two vehicles were involved in a crash on I-295 north near Exit 6 in Portland, Maine.

    Officials are urging residents to stay off the roads on Thursday, as whiteout conditions could make driving all but impossible at times.

    State police have already reduced the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike to 40 mph from the New York border to Boston.