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January 16, 2013

Police: 'Roads are miserable'

Local and state police, fire and rescue crews responding to dozens of crashes and spinouts all over Merrimack Valley


Spinouts were reported at 639 Kenoza Road, Guinty Boulevard, and Maplewood Terrace and Mill Street.

Also in Haverhill, a school bus with children passengers collided with a car on Broadway at Monument Street, but there were no injuries.

Route 114 was slick from Middleton into North Andover. At Debush Avenue in Middleton, a Coca-Cola delivery truck got stuck, blocking the road for a short period of time before it could get moving again.

The eastbound side of the road was being diverted up Essex Street to Debush Avenue and back to Route 114. The westbound side was moving, but very slowly, according to Middleton police dispatch.

At one point in Andover, a woman called police to say her car was stuck off Reservation Road, but she wasn't sure where. Police went to find her, but then a cruiser had trouble getting up a hill near Whispering Pines Road.

An announcement went out for police to call in slick roads, prompting a response from one officer who said: "Anything with an incline" is a problem.

The State Police barracks in Andover said earlier in the morning cars were off the road along I-93 northbound, but that I-495 wasn't that bad.

State Police barracks in Newbury, which covers the upper end of 495, reported that there were spinouts all over I-95, but that 495 wasn't as bad.

In North Andover at one point, there were four to six cars stuck sideways on a hill on Great Pond Road.

Sgt. Salois of the North Andover police said, "The roads are miserable."

The storm was forecast to drop up to six inches in the region and isn't expected to let up until later today.


Updates will be posted on eagletribune.com throughout the day and full coverage of the storm will appear in tomorrow's editions of The Eagle-Tribune.



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