Icy roads cause multiple crashes during Wednesday's winter weather

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Icy, slushy roads are being blamed for multiple crashes across the area Wednesday, including one that sent a car carrier onto its side.

The snow moved in shortly after the morning commute, and tow truck drivers told Boston 25 News the problems started immediately.

“It's been crazy. Spin outs and all that once the snow started,” Greg Hagan of Perfection Towing said.

In Framingham, one driver crashed into a utility pole causing wires to fall onto his car trapping him for an hour. The driver says he was cut off by another driver and then lost control, his father told Boston 25 News.

Another crash on the Mass. Pike near Route 30 involved a truck carrying several cars and at least one other vehicle.

After that crash, traffic on the major highway was snarled for hours.

“With the driving conditions, you know, you got people in and out not really paying attention. What it really comes down to is with the ice you just got to be careful on the road,” Hagan said.

The snow transitioned to freezing rain for many around 3 p.m. Wednesday, but Boston 25 Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz said it will turn back to snow before it moves out in the early morning hours.


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