Road Conditions Vary on the Mass. Pike - NECN

Road Conditions Vary on the Mass. Pike



    Road conditions vary on the Mass. Pike

    Snow, sleet, and freezing rain have hit the road for the morning commute (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Justin Michaels, Natick, Mass.) -  MassDOT reports that over 800 plow crews are on the roads in Massachusetts Monday morning, combating the snow, sleet, and freezing rain that occurred for the morning commute.

    More than 120 of the MassDOT crews were in the greater Boston area alone.

    In Natick, Mass., icy sleet was falling on the Mass Pike. However, traffic was moving along fine.

    “It’s not too bad this morning. It was a little bit worse out west. But it seemed to turn to rain right about here,” said one driver.

    West of Boston towards Springfield, Mass., the commute has slowed down more due to stronger winter weather in that part of the region. Speeds reduced in that area to around 40 mph because of the wintry mix.

    “Coming from the Worcester area… It was fine. It was just a little bit wet out there. Nothing’s really slippery at this stage of the game,” said another traveler.

    Most backups seemed to be simply due to the morning commute.

    “It’s better up towards here than it is in Connecticut. Connecticut is more icy,” said another.

    Stay with NECN for continuing coverage on the weather today.