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For Immediate Release
February 19, 2016
For more information contact:
Tr. Janell Smith
(603) 223-8496

Intestate 89 Northbound Shutdown

On 02/19/16, at approximately 2200 hours, Troopers from Troop D, Lebanon Police, and Enfield Police responded to Interstate 89 northbound between Exit 15 and Exit 17 for a reported number of motor vehicle crashes causing the intestate to be shut down.

A Snow squall and freezing temperatures caused the road surface to be extremely hazardous, which led to motor vehicles losing control and crashing. One of the vehicles involved was an ambulance, which was struck by another vehicle. There were minor injuries reported and they were taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital for medical treatment.

A number of drivers were issued summonses for driving too fast for the conditions which ultimately led to them crashing.

The road surfaces were treated by the NH Department of Transportation, working in conjunction with the state Police, emergency services and towing agencies to clear and open the roadway. Assisting with the crashes were Lebanon Police, Enfield Police, Lebanon Fire Department and Lebanon Ambulance.

The New Hampshire State Police, local law enforcement and the NH DOT continue to urge motorist to head winter advisory warnings, plan ahead, reduce speed and give a wide birth to emergency vehicles, tow companies and plow trucks while they are working in inclement weather events to assist the motoring public and treat the roadways.

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