A huge accident involving dozens of cars has shut down portions of Interstate 93 in New Hampshire on Friday morning, according to reports.
The crash was caused by snow and poor weather conditions, reported the Weather Channel and The Associated Press. The crash took place on I-93 north exit 24.
It’s unclear if there were any injuries.
Photos uploaded on social media show at least one of the vehicles on fire.
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Boston.com reported that there were no serious injuries.
The Middleton Police Department issued a statement, saying that “93 North at Exit 22 is closed due to multi vehicle crash estimated to involve 50 to 100 vehicles. State Police are requesting you avoid the area.”
“We are posting this as a courtesy to our commuters and State Police. NH State Police is the lead agency. Please do not call our dispatch,” the department added.
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Associated Press news update:
Police: 35 vehicles caught in 2 New Hampshire pileups
ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire State Police spokesman says 35 vehicles are involved in two separate pileups on Interstate 93 after some fast-moving snow squalls.
Lt. Jerry Maslan says there have been some injuries, but they are not considered to be life-threatening. Calls about the accidents started coming in at about 9:45 a.m. Friday.
Maslan said one of the crashes involved a truck trailer that caught fire after a vehicle went underneath it. It wasn’t known what the trailer was carrying, but aerial footage of the crashes show boxes strewn about and crumpled cars.
The accidents happened in the northbound lanes in and near Ashland. The lanes are currently closed to traffic.
Snow has been falling on and off in the state and parts of the highway are snow-covered.