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Saturday, 3 January 2015

12 Hurt in 35-Vehicle Pileups in New Hampshire............

New Hampshire State Police say a dozen people were injured in interstate pileups involving 35 vehicles amid whiteout conditions from snow squalls.
Police say none of the injuries from Friday morning's crashes on Interstate 93 were life-threatening.
Police say one vehicle caught fire and was destroyed. The fire also damaged three other vehicles and cargo inside a tractor-trailer unit.
The crashes happened in and near Ashland, about 30 miles north of Concord.
Manchester District Fire Chief Al Poulin told WMUR-TV that there were many vehicles on the road driving faster than the 75 mph speed limit, including some apparently heading to ski resorts for the weekend.
Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton said the highway went from dry pavement to snow covered in three minutes.