Parts of interstates 93 and 293 in New Hampshire were brought to a complete standstill Sunday as freezing rain caused roads and highways to ice over, reported multiple local media outlets.
Southbound traffic in Concord on I-93 was backed up for miles after a pileup near the I-89 junction closed the highway in both directions, reported NHPR. Both north and south lanes have since been reopened.
According to WMUR, there were more than three dozen accidents in the Manchester and Concord areas alone Sunday afternoon. New Hampshire State Police reported that two cruisers had been involved in crashes.
Police also closed I-293 at Exit 6 due to an accident north of Exit 7.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation reduced highway speed limits statewide to 45 miles per hour.
According to the Concord Monitor reporter Casey McDermott, cars on I-93 near Bow were stopped for around one hour due to the icy conditions.
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