BOSTON (CBS) — Police urged Massachusetts drivers to be careful on their commutes Tuesday morning as a Nor’easter brought freezing rain to several parts of the state.

Masachusetts State Police said the worst hit areas were north and west of Route 128.

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“Throughout the night troopers from the Andover, Concord, Newbury, and Danvers Barracks have been responding to numerous crashes and spinouts caused by icy roads,” state police said in a statement. “We have also had several cruiser crashes in that region as a result of hazardous road conditions.”

In the northeastern part of the state, police said they were responding to multiple crashes, a rollover and several spinouts. At about 8 a.m., state police said Interstate 290 in Shrewsbury and Northboro was still “very slick.”

Crashes due to icy roads were also reported in the southern portion of Central Mass. by the Rhode Island and Connecticut lines, and Interstate 495 and Interstate 290 around Worcester.

In Auburn, police posted a photo to Twitter of a vehicle that had flipped over onto someone’s lawn.

“Seriously…it’s still pretty icy out there,” police said. “No injuries thankfully.”

Police also responded to a five-car crash caused by slick roads in Sutton at 6:45 a.m. One car was left on its side, but no one was hurt on Mumford Road. The fire department said it had also responded to several falls in the morning.

Crash caused by icy conditions in Sutton. (Photo credit Sutton Fire Department)

Crash caused by icy conditions in Sutton. (Photo credit Sutton Fire Department)

The roads were not as bad in western Massachusetts and the coast, police said.

“Sanding crews are out but motorists are urged to use caution,” police said. “Motorists should drive well below normal speeds, leave extra space between themselves and cars ahead of them, and, as always, wear seatbelts.”


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