Boston – The ground is so cold the roads are getting slippery It started snowing Sunday afternoonleading to accidents throughout the region.
Accidents occurred on both eastbound and westbound Mass Pike when vehicles attempted to drive on slippery roads.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said it deployed about 500 devices across the state, noting that road temperatures across the state were at or below freezing,
Meanwhile, Massachusetts State Police lowered the speed limit on I-19 between the New York border and Mile 21 to 40 mph in response to the storm.
The icy conditions have contributed to accidents along Mass Pike and across the state.
In Newton, there were multiple crashes, including multiple crashes on westbound Highway 9 near Chestnut Street. It’s unclear if anyone was injured or how many cars were involved.
In Merrimac, Route 495 Southbound was closed following a crash that left at least one person seriously injured.
Worcester plans to implement a parking ban from 8pm on Sunday. Parking will be closed on major arterials, emergency bus routes and streets in the downtown area during the ban. In other parts of the city, parking is only allowed on odd-numbered sides of the street. Municipal car parks will be free for any vehicle until the ban is lifted.