State Troopers on the western end of the Massachusetts Turnpike are responding to several crashes, both eastbound and westbound, as heavy snow has begun to fall.
Speed limits on the Turnpike have been reduced to 40 mph from Interchange 1 to Interchange 6. Crashes are minor in nature. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and leave extra space between themselves and cars ahead of them.
Snow is headed toward the Merrimack Valley region.
There is a winter weather advisory in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow for most of southern New England including Essex County.
Snow is expected to be around an inch this afternoon with more snow and sleet expected in the evening and then a chance of snow showers, freezing rain and sleet after midnight.
Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Not as cool. Near