More than 20 vehicles were reportedly involved in a crash that closed a section of Interstate 95 southbound in Waltham, Massachusetts, Sunday afternoon, according to State Police.
The serious crash occurred prior to Exit 27 at Winter Street around 2:45 p.m., causing the temporary closure of that section of the highway. State Police say inital reports indicate that injuries are minor in nature.
A blinding snow squall off of the Cambridge Reservoir is believed to be the cause of the chain-reaction crash that included a tractor-trailer.
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State Police warned motorists to avoid the area while traffic was initially being diverted off the highway at the Trapelo Road exit. The left lane was later re-opened, followed by the opening of all lanes. MassDOT assisted with traffic signage at the scene.
The Waltham and Lexington fire departments and EMS crews responded to the scene, in addition to dozens of tow trucks. The scene was cleared by 6 p.m.
A second multi-car crash was reported a short time later on Route 128 southbound in Peabody near the North Shore Mall. Massachusetts State Police say they responded to the scene.
Earlier in the day, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker had warned citizens to stay off the roads if possible.
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