Commuter alert: Sleet mixed with snow, then freezing rain

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MANCHESTER, NH – Sleet is falling as of 6:30 a.m. in the Queen City, wScreen Shot 2015-12-29 at 6.50.48 AMhere the temperature is about 24 degrees and early-morning commuters will have to deal with some unplowed side roads and sloppy conditions.

Several crashes on I-93 had already been reported and cleared by 6 a.m., according to NH Department of Transportation.

So what’s the outlook?

Weather Underground says snow will continue throughout the morning, heavy at times, until warmer air brings a changeover to freezing rain, mainly in higher elevations.

Here's a look from the Salem Welcome Center camera on I-93 at 4:47 am.
Here’s a look from the Salem Welcome Center camera on I-93 at 4:47 am.

Precipitation should taper off by the end of the day, but not before we see anywhere between 4 to 8 inches of wet, heavy snow.

All NHDOT plow crews were called out to begin working by 2 a.m. Due to the icy conditions, Interstates and Turnpikes have been down posted to 45 mph.

Snowy haze over the Merrimack River at the Manchester Millyard Tuesday morning.
Snowy haze over the Merrimack River at the Manchester Millyard Tuesday morning.

Expect a slower commute through the morning hours with snow covered roads. If you must drive, be careful out there. If you have options, opt to stay off the roads.

As winter weather continues, remember the city has enacted a new overnight winter parking system that involves parking on the even-numbered side of the street during even-numbered months, and odd sides during odd months, rather than switching back and forth each day.


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