12 Hurt in 35-Car New Hampshire Pile-up
Snow squall moves in quickly, surprises drivers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 3, 2015 9:31 AM CST
In this frame grab made from aerial video provided by WCVB-TV, emergency personnel work the scene along Interstate Route 93 near Ashland, N.H.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – A dozen people were injured in an interstate pileup involving 35 vehicles amid whiteout conditions in New Hampshire yesterday. Police say none of the injuries from the crashes on Interstate 93 were life-threatening, reports WMUR-TV, though one vehicle caught fire and was destroyed. The fire also damaged three other vehicles and cargo inside a tractor-trailer unit. The crashes happened near Ashland, about 30 miles north of Concord, after a snow squall caught drivers by surprise.

Manchester District Fire Chief Al Poulin tells WMUR that many vehicles on the road were driving faster than the 75 mph speed limit, including some apparently heading to ski resorts for the weekend. A Department of Transportation spokesman says the highway went from dry to snow-covered in three minutes.
 

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