Let's Not Turn a Minor Snow 'Inconvenience Into a Tragedy,' NH Dept. of Safety

Photo — A tractor-trailer truck jack-knived on Route 114 in Bradford around noon. There is no word yet on injuries. Bradford and State Police are on scene investigating.

CONCORD — The snow that has fallen overnight and has continued Wednesday morning has made some roadways slick, specifically on the Seacoast.

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Photo — Secondary roads in Manchester are clear, but officials are still warning to take it slow. 

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95 South just before the 101 split. 

Roads in the middle part of the state appeared to be in better condition during the Wednesday morning commute. 

93 North in Manchester 

 

Speed limits on major highways has been reduced to 45 miles per hour. 

State troopers remained busy Wednesday morning, posting several accidents on Twitter and asking drivers to please slow down. 

 

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Many schools were canceled in the state, which resulted in less traffic on the roadways and enabled plow truck drivers to do their job. 

Michael Todd, Public Information Officer for the Department of Safety was on "The Morning Wake Up" with Nazzy and Tara on 98.3 LNH to warn drivers of the dangers of following too closely, especially in conditions like today where you can see pavement on many roads, but it can be deceiving.

"Let's make sure we don’t turn an inconvenience into a tragedy by going too fast and not leaving enough room," Todd said. 

Also Todd asked drivers to be aware and conscious of children who are using their snow day to go sledding.

"Kids dont think about it when they are sledding," Todd said. "We need to talk to our kids about staying out of the road and being careful, but it's incumbent on the drivers. Keep your eye out for children." 

NH1 News meterologist Joe Joyce says the snow should taper off around 4 p.m. this afternoon.