Snow gives drivers fits, cuts power to 5,300
Joanie Moniz clears off her car on Perdue Street in Manchester on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
It was one of dozens of snow-triggered accidents in the state, officials said, and several thousand homes and businesses lost power.
State highway department staff arrived to plow the bridge, allowing drivers to move their stranded vehicles about an hour later, according to Morin.
One person was injured in a crash on Kimball Hill Road, and about six vehicles were off the roadway in that same area, said Morin.
As conditions continued to deteriorate because of the snow, emergency officials were urging motorists to stay off the roadways if possible.
Driving was slow-going in many parts Saturday.
Manchester police were responding to seven accidents at one time, Russo said early Saturday afternoon.The F.E. Everett Turnpike also had multiple cars off the road, state police said.
The accidents are "due to the slippery conditions and icy roads," Malsbury said.
"Crews started getting called out at around 9 a.m. and have been out there plowing and treating the roads," Boynton said. "Conditions vary, with some roads snow covered and some with wet and bare pavement. Adding to the challenge, according to our traffic management center, is that traffic is pretty heavy on some roads."
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