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New Hampshire

June 11, 2014

Accidents tie up traffic on I-93

Street sweeper flips over in Windham

WINDHAM — Crashes on Interstate 93 yesterday, including a street sweeper that overturned, snarled traffic during the morning commute.

The first accident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. on I-93 south Between Exits 4 and 3 when the driver of a street sweeper was forced to suddenly slow down in traffic, according to New Hampshire State Police Sgt. Steve Callinan.

"He couldn't stop in time, so he veered to the left," Callinan said.

The street sweeper, owned by Immaculate Power Sweeping of Pelham, then struck a curb and tumbled down the embankment, he said. The driver, whose name was not available, was not hurt, Callinan said.

But one lane of the highway was shut down and traffic along I-93 was tied up for more than an hour as authorities responded to crash, he said. State police cleared the accident scene at 10:06 a.m.

That accident was followed by a second at about 10:30 a.m. on I-93 north near Exit 4 in Londonderry, he said.

A sport utility vehicle sideswiped a tractor-trailer while coming off the ramp and merging with traffic, Callinan said.

No one was injured and both vehicles sustained minor damage, he said. The drivers' names were not available.

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