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Heavy snow slowing travel, causing crashes


February 07. 2018 1:58PM
Multiple crashes have been being reported on Route 101, with road conditions deteriorating. Eastbound in the area of Exit 8 in Brentwood is now closed with a crash and a vehicle off the road. (Jason Schrieber/ Union Leader Correspondent)



A tractor-trailer jackknifed Wednesday on I-293 South in Manchester during the winter storm. (Jeffrey Hastings Photo)

State transportation officials reported accidents throughout the state as Wednesday’s winter storm hit New Hampshire.

Officials slowed speeds on interstate highways and Route 101 to 45 mph.

In the early afternoon, the Department of Transportation warned that roads were covered with snow and slush.

Crashes included one on the southbound Everett Turnpike in Bedford and at Exit 5 of I-293 in Manchester, a jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-293.

Multiple crashes have been reported on Route 101 in Epping with road conditions deteriorating. Eastbound in the area of Exit 8 in Brentwood is now closed with a crash and a vehicle off the road.

Two locations on the Everett Turnpike had a crash-stay alerts.

Snow started falling heavily late Wednesday morning.

The national Weather Service warned that travel conditions would be difficult during the evening commute and 8 to 12 inches of snow should fall in central and northern New Hampshire before 11 p.m., when the warning lifts.

Eversource reported a single customer without power as of 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire Electric Coop had none.

State plows head east on Route 101 in Manchester as Wednesday’s snowstorm geared up. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)


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