Christmas day travel fraught as crashes close NH highways, snarl traffic

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Icy conditions made traveling on New Hampshire roads a challenge on Christmas morning.

A pair of interstates and a busy turnpike were all closed for a portion of the morning due to crashes, including one that involved 15 vehicles.

Around 8 a.m. the Massachusetts State Police tweeted that a crash had resulted in the closure of northbound travel on the Everett Turnpike at Exit 6.

The Nashua Police Department later reported via Twitter that crews were working to clear a traffic pileup that involved 15 cars.

The state police also reported that Interstate 89 was closed to northbound travel at Exit 5, near Hopkinton.

Again drivers were directed to seek other routes due to the road condition and crash.

Just after 9 a.m., state police announced in a tweet that northbound lanes on Interstate 93 were closed due to road conditions and a crash. The closure was reported at Mile Marker 59 near Sanbornton.

A little after 10 a.m. state police tweeted that a crash had resulted in the closure of I-89 southbound at mile marker 27 in Sutton.

By noon, New Hampshire State Police reported that all the interstates and turnpikes had been reopened.

Nashua urged motorists to use care as road conditions remained treacherous.

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: NH highways closed, traffic jams triggered by icy roadways

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