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Schools close, traffic slows in the face of 6 inches of snow

January 17. 2018 9:40AM
A plow clears Route 43 in Candia on Tuesday morning. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

Snow and fender benders slowed this morning’s commute, as an hours-long snow storm provided several inches of snow in southern and central New Hampshire.

The National Weather Service has a witner storm warning on until 4 p.m.

Snow will be heavy at times this morning, the Weather Service said.

“Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute,” the Weather Service said. Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected.

Nearly 600 schools, day care, colleges and programs closed on account of the snow.

State transportation officials reduced speeds on interstate highways to 45 mph and listed driving throughout the state as difficult.

Accidents were reported on the Everett Turnpike in Nashua, Interstate 93 in Concord, North Road in Deerfield, I-89 in Hopkinton, Church Street in Walpole and Parade Road in Meredith.

“Single veh(icle) on its side, single occ(upant) out and being eval(uated) by EMS,” reads an emergency alert sent around 6:30 a.m. by emergency dispatchers in Meredith.

No serious accidents were reported.

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