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More than 150 car crashes reported across the state

  • New Hampshire State Police Trooper vehicles off of Hazen Drive in Concord.


Saturday, December 23, 2017

By LOLA BUFFORT

Monitor staff

With snow and freezing rain making roads slick with ice, state police reported responding to 157 car crashes across the state between 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. There were 274 accidents on Friday, when most of the state saw several inches of snowfall.

But in Concord, authorities reported far fewer incidents. City police said there were six crashes reported between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. 

“There’s a big difference between cars traveling at 30 or 20 miles per hour and cars traveling at 60 or 70,” Concord police Lt. Cori Casey said.

The forecast was clear of rain or snow Sunday in Concord, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Me. But snow is expected Christmas morning.