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State Police: Sleet, Freezing Rain Causing Treacherous Road Conditions

Dec 09, 2014 07:40AM ● By Bill Gilman
The State Police are reporting numerous accidents and have issued the following warning relative to road conditions:

Morning commuters are urged to be cautious of black ice on roadways and overall slippery conditions in many parts of the state, including northeastern and central Massachusetts.

The worst hit areas in northeastern Mass. are north and west of Rt 128. Throughout the night troopers from the Andover, Concord, Newbury, and Danvers Barracks have been responding to numerous crashes and spinouts caused by icy roads. We have also had several cruiser crashes in that region as a result of hazardous road conditions.

Troopers have also been busy responding to crashes caused by icy roads in the southern part of Central Massachusetts, near the Rhode Island and Connecticut lines, as well as portions of Rt 495 and Rt 290 in the Worcester area.

Troopers in the Attleboro area also responded to multiple crashes earlier in the night but conditions have improved somewhat in that region.

Fewer dangerous road issues have been reported in western and coastal southeastern Massachusetts overnight.

Sanding crews are out but motorists are urged to use caution. Motorists should drive well below normal speeds, leave extra space between themselves and cars ahead of them, and, as always, wear seatbelts. Leave extra time to get to work or school.

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