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For Immediate Release
December 28, 2018
For more information contact:
Trooper Ryan St. Cyr and Sgt. Maurice Sampson
603 223-8496

Multiple I-89 Crashes, Concord

photo showing damaged tractor trailer on interstate 89

On 12/28/18 at approximately 6:54 A.M., the New Hampshire State Police, Troop D, responded to I-89 north in Concord for a report of several motor vehicle crashes. Upon arrival, State Police units found three passenger cars involved in separate crashes along with four tractor trailer units which had jack-knifed and crashed, blocking all lanes of traffic on I-89 north between Exits 2-3. Additionally, a large box truck driving north became involved in these crashes. Fuel was spilled from two of the tractor trailers. As a result, the Department of Environmental Services responded to the scene to assist in the cleanup.

A storm front consisting of snow and freezing rain had moved through the area, causing the roadway to become covered in ice, making driving treacherous. The ice covered roadway contributed to the cause of these collisions.

No one was injured as a result of these crashes and no enforcement action was taken against any of the drivers involved. The northbound lane of I-89 was shut down for over an hour and a half until a lane could be opened for traffic to pass. Traffic on I-89 north was diverted off of the interstate at Exit 2 during that time. The left lane remained shut down for several hours until the fuel spill was contained and a fully loaded tractor trailer could be off-loaded and removed from the scene.

The Concord Police, Concord Fire and Rescue, and the NH DOT and DES assisted the State Police at the scene.

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