Snow And Rain Slow Morning Commute
BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Most of southern New England woke up Monday to a nasty mix of wintry weather.
A slushy snow fell overnight in parts of the region. It wasn’t enough to cause any significant accumulation but it may have been a factor in several accidents that slowed the Monday morning commute.
The precipitation turned to all rain, but temperatures will stay in the 30s in many areas.
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Driving was treacherous in some towns because of sudden icing conditions.
A state trooper was slightly injured when his cruiser spun out on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Millbury.
Falmouth police officer Richard Everton was hurt responding to a crash on Route 28 when his cruiser spun out of control and flipped at about 6 a.m. Everton was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
It’s not clear yet if weather was to blame for a fatal crash on Interstate 495 in Raynham.
State Police spokesman Dave Procopio says a 57-year-old Brockton man died after his car went out of control in the southbound lanes at about 4:30 a.m., struck a guardrail and then was hit by a tractor-trailer.
The man’s name has not been released.
As of 11 a.m., National Grid was reporting nearly 2,700 customers in Massachusetts without power due to the storm. Western Massachusetts Electric had about 1,300 outages.
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