ONSET (CBS) – Another snowy morning commute caused a lot of problems on Massachusetts roads Tuesday morning. In Onset, the fire department said it was responding to several incidents.
“Multiple spin outs and accidents in the area,” the department said, posting a photo of an accident on Route 25 to Facebook. “Use EXTREME CAUTION if you need to be on the roads this morning!”
Areas between the south coast and Mass Pike are seeing slippery conditions as a mix of sleet and freezing rain produced a coating of ice.
The Foxboro Fire Department responded to a three-car crash on I-95 South, with one patient taken to the hospital.
“The roads are very slippery; slow down and take your time,” the department tweeted.
Route 95 south is open after Foxborough Fire responded to a 3 car accident with one patient transported to Sturdy. The roads are very slippery; slow down and take your time pic.twitter.com/MzvretyVnM
— Foxborough Fire Department (@Fox_MAFire) December 17, 2019
In Bourne, two teenagers suffered life-threatening injuries after their pickup truck slid off an icy Route 28 and into a tree.
The Plympton Fire Department also urged drivers to be careful after responding to two crashes. One on Lake Street left a pickup truck on its side and the driver had to be hospitalized with minor injuries.
And a spokesman for the Duxbury Fire Department asked drivers to move over for emergency vehicles because they are handling “numerous crashes.” The department shared photos of a car into the woods and a spinout.
Along the Mass Pike in Natick, drivers were taking it slow.
“Bad. It’s bad. A couple cars spun off already,” Steven Francis, who was on his way to New York, said.
Public works crews worked through the night in an effort to pre-treat the major roadways and trouble spots.
“All the sanders will be loaded up and ready to go. We use liquid magnesium if it gets cold enough to create a more of a salt-brine effect with the salt. That’s really the best we can do,” Dan Nau, Framingham’s highway director, said.
MassDOT said it had more than 1,600 crews treating state roads as of 4 p.m. The agency is reminding drivers to take it slow, and don’t crowd the plow.