First snowfall leads to several crashes

  • Hills Avenue in Concord starts to collect snow as people make their way on Main Street in downtown as the snow comes down on Monday November 13, 2017. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Monday, November 13, 2017

The first snowfall of the season made area highways slick, causing multiple crashes throughout the region Monday afternoon.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation began treating roads shortly before 4 p.m., after back-to-back crashes were reported on Interstate 93 in Bow, Canterbury, Concord and Hooksett. The speed limit was reduced to 45 mph between Exit 20 and Exit 32 at 4 p.m. because of the wintry conditions.

Concord police Lt. Sean Ford said shortly after 4 p.m. that officers were at five separate crash scenes in different sections of the city.

The National Weather Service had called for about a half inch of snow to fall Monday.

Monitor staff