Snow falling steadily across New Hampshire roadways



Snow began piling up across inland New Hampshire on Saturday morning, covering roadways.Wind gusts began picking up, too, driving wind chills down into the single digits above and below zero.>> Storm safety: Power outage, shoveling, driving safety tipsRoad conditions were expected to deteriorate during the day as snow continued falling. Granite Staters were asked to stay home, as roads with lighter traffic activity will be cleared more quickly. Anyone who needs to venture out is urged to take it slow and avoid crowding plows.>> Related: Winds pick up as snow moves into Seacoast; more than a foot of snow likely New Hampshire State Police troopers were out in the storm to make sure the roads were kept safe. Troopers told WMUR that they experienced light traffic and saw a small number of accidents as of 8:30 a.m. They said the slick conditions make it tough to respond to crashes because troopers need to adhere to road conditions. Anyone involved in a crash is urged to stay in their vehicle.”You don’t want to exit your vehicle,” Sgt. Gregg DeLuca, of New Hampshire State Police, said. “You want to make sure you leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you.”DeLuca said it is important for drivers going past a crash scene to give emergency personnel space to respond.Before hitting the roads, drivers also need to clear their vehicles of ice and snow to abide by Jessica’s Law.A New Hampshire Department of Transportation driver told WMUR on Saturday morning that he was glad the storm was hitting the state on a Saturday, which is typically a lighter day, traffic-wise. Gov. Chris Sununu told WMUR that hundreds of crews will work to clear roads Saturday into Sunday.

Snow began piling up across inland New Hampshire on Saturday morning, covering roadways.

Wind gusts began picking up, too, driving wind chills down into the single digits above and below zero.

>> Storm safety: Power outage, shoveling, driving safety tips

Road conditions were expected to deteriorate during the day as snow continued falling.

Granite Staters were asked to stay home, as roads with lighter traffic activity will be cleared more quickly. Anyone who needs to venture out is urged to take it slow and avoid crowding plows.

>> Related: Winds pick up as snow moves into Seacoast; more than a foot of snow likely

New Hampshire State Police troopers were out in the storm to make sure the roads were kept safe. Troopers told WMUR that they experienced light traffic and saw a small number of accidents as of 8:30 a.m.

They said the slick conditions make it tough to respond to crashes because troopers need to adhere to road conditions. Anyone involved in a crash is urged to stay in their vehicle.

“You don’t want to exit your vehicle,” Sgt. Gregg DeLuca, of New Hampshire State Police, said. “You want to make sure you leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you.”

DeLuca said it is important for drivers going past a crash scene to give emergency personnel space to respond.

Before hitting the roads, drivers also need to clear their vehicles of ice and snow to abide by Jessica’s Law.

A New Hampshire Department of Transportation driver told WMUR on Saturday morning that he was glad the storm was hitting the state on a Saturday, which is typically a lighter day, traffic-wise.

Gov. Chris Sununu told WMUR that hundreds of crews will work to clear roads Saturday into Sunday.



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