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UPDATED: Slippery roads cause accidents

New Hampshire Union Leader

December 01. 2013 7:22PM

 Wet roads and cold temperatures combined to create slick conditions for travelers in southern and central New Hampshire on Sunday, with police reporting several traffic accidents Sunday.
With temperatures right at or below the freezing mark early Sunday, accidents were reported at the interchange of routes 1 and 101 in Hampton, on Turkey Hill Road in Merrimack, on the Spaulding Turnpike in Newington, on Route 155 in Madbury, on Route 101 near Exit 5 in Raymond, at Camel Hump Road in Croydon, on Bay Road in Newmarket, and 20 crashes on Stonehenge Road in Londonderry. None of the accidents were deemed serious by responding officers.
Late Sunday morning, a vehicle traveling south on Mammoth Road left the road way and hit a sign, bushes, another sign, and then rolled over, before coming to a stop upright.
The vehicle knocked down a sign in front of the Sisters of Presentation of Mary at 495 Mammoth Road. The car’s air bags deployed, and the operator was taken to Elliot Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said a car slid off the off-ramp of I-93 at exit 17E. Minor injuries were reported, and drivers were instructed to seek an alternate route while exiting the highway.
Caution was advised Sunday night for motorists heading home from the long Thanksgiving weekend, as cold pavement and a persistent light rain carried the risk of creating slippery traveling conditions, as temperatures fell through the night.
Driving conditions weren’t much better south of the border Sunday, as freezing rain caused a series of crashes in central and northern Massachusetts.
A crash involving 65 cars and three tractor-trailer units closed Interstate 290 in Worcester around 7 a.m. Sunday, according to Massachusetts State Police.
About 30 people suffered minor injuries, state police said.
Both directions of I-290 were reopened by 11:45 a.m. state police said, as temperatures began to rise.
Spin-outs and crashes were also reported by Massachusetts state police on Route 2 in both directions from Fitchburg to Littleton.

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