Roads get slick quick as snow falls, causing accidents around the city

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A jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-293 south in Manchester closed traffic to one lane Wednesday. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH – A steady snowfall in Manchester quickly covered road surfaces, creating some hazards, including a crash on I-293 at about 12:30 p.m. The crash involved a jack-knifed tractor-trailer in the southbound lane near Exit 5, closing the left lane to traffic.

Several other accidents were being reported by the NH Department of Transportation in Bedford, Nashua and other state highways.

Schools in the district had early release Wednesday, which was announced Tuesday night in anticipation of the snowstorm, which is expected to bring about six inches of fresh snow to the region.

The city of Manchester has activated its Snow Emergency plan which means no parking on city streets between 10 p.m. Feb. 7 and 6 a.m. on Feb. 8.

What to know about a snow emergency:

Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe lights placed at various intersections throughout the City or call the Highway Department at 603-624-6444 with any questions

Snow Emergency parking is available at:

• Victory Parking Garage at 25 Vine Street between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Vehicles parking outside these times will be subject to parking fees of $.75 per hour.

• Pearl Street Parking Lot on Orange Street between Elm and Chestnut is also available between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Unauthorized vehicles in the lot outside of these times will be subject to parking tickets.

Vehicles that are impounded will be stored at the City’s Vehicle Impoundment Area, located in Derryfield Park off of Bridge Street. In order to recover an impounded vehicle, the owner will be required to present proof of ownership and make a payment of $110.00 in cash. This must be done within 24 hours of the time when the vehicle was towed. Vehicles not recovered within 24 hours will be subject to additional towing and storage charges.

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