Wintry conditions make commuting difficult in parts of NH

A few accidents were reported on New Hampshire roads Wednesday as many Granite State drivers experienced their first winter-like conditions this season. Snow fell mostly in the state’s northern areas, while rain fell in southern New Hampshire during the morning commute. Rainfall fell in southern areas by midday, while some snow was expected in the north by afternoon.>> Interactive Radar The storm began with heavy, wet snow, accumulating an inch from Concord to Springfield. The snow combined with some freezing rain made for icy conditions. A tractor-trailer overturned on I-89 North in Springfield, taking the driver to a hospital with minor injuries. The accident blocked the left lane of the freeway for several hours while crews worked to remove the vehicle. >> Weather Warning Two cars went off the road in a trailer truck accident on I-89 in Grantham. Police said one of the drivers was taken to a hospital but the extent of their injuries was unclear. Although there wasn’t much snow on the road by late morning, the plows were still out, pushing back what little there was on the road and gritting and gritting to cope with the icy conditions. “It wasn’t that bad,” said Steve Gendron, driving from Massachusetts to Vermont. “I think everyone takes it slow. You can tell the roads are a little slippery, but I think everyone’s out there sure.” Another driver said people should take their time. “It’s a bit slick but nothing too bad,” said Nashua’s Colin Ford. “I’m not losing control or anything. That’s a good sign. But it was wet. Apparently the weather is taking a turn around this time of year.” SAFETY Officials with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation routinely ask residents to overcrowd plows and slow down to allow for snow clearing on state highways and clear their vehicles of snow and ice before driving on drive the street.

A few accidents were reported on New Hampshire roads Wednesday as many Granite State drivers experienced their first winter-like conditions of the season.

Snow fell mostly in the state’s northern areas, while rain fell in southern New Hampshire during the morning commute. Around noon, precipitation fell in the southern areas, while some snow was expected in the north by the afternoon.

>> Interactive Radar

The storm began with heavy, wet snow, and inches accumulated from Concord to Springfield. The snow combined with some freezing rain made for icy conditions.

A tractor-trailer overturned on I-89 North in Springfield, taking the driver to a hospital with minor injuries. The accident left the freeway’s left lane closed for several hours while crews worked to remove the vehicle.

>> Weather Warnings

Two cars went off the road in a trailer truck accident on I-89 in Grantham. Police said one of the drivers was taken to a hospital but the extent of their injuries was unclear.

Although there wasn’t much snow on the road by late morning, the plows were still out, pushing back what little there was on the road and gritting and gritting salt to cope with the freezing conditions.

“It wasn’t that bad,” said Steve Gendron, who was driving from Massachusetts to Vermont. “I think everyone takes it slow. You can tell the roads are a little slippery but I think everyone is safe out there.”

Another driver said people should take their time.

“It’s a bit slippery, but nothing too bad,” said Nashua’s Colin Ford. “I’m not losing control or anything. That’s a good sign. But it was wet. Obviously the weather takes a turn at this time of year.”

Dozens of schools have either postponed their start or closed because of the conditions.

SNOW SECURITY

New Hampshire Department of Transportation officials routinely urge residents to avoid crowded plows and slow down to allow for snow clearing on state roads.

Officials also recommended residents remove snow from lights, vents and fire hydrants.

Meanwhile, Jessica’s law requires all drivers to remove snow and ice from their vehicles before hitting the road.

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