- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire State Police say multiple accidents on a section of southbound Interstate 95 in Portsmouth in whiteout conditions forced the temporary closure of the highway.

Between about 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday, troopers said they found three single motor vehicle accidents involving all three travel lines. Also, another vehicle went off the road on the exit 5 southbound off-ramp and a pickup truck went over a guardrail and came to rest 50 feet down an embankment. Minor injuries were reported in this accident.

Police said blowing snow at the time made visibility virtually impossible.

All lanes were reopened as of late Monday morning.

Police said traveling too fast for the existing conditions are likely causes for all of these incidents.



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