Good Evening from Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca..
Winter Weather Advisory Due To Freezing Rain Has Been Extended To Include Washington County RI And Southern Bristol
County Mass (shaded blue areas). This Advisory will expire 5am Tuesday.
Meanwhile heavy rain (no ice) and wind moves in Tuesday.
Icing causing significant amount of car accidents across Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island Monday Night
The following is an incomplete list. Please note some details may change and need to be confirmed at a later time. MVA stands for ‘Motor Vehicle Accident’..
List of icing/accident reports below from Monday Night as of 11pm
950 PM: Freetown, MA: Route 24 North and Southbound between North Main Street and Route 104 – icy conditions
955 PM: North Smithfield, RI: Route 146 Southbound at West Acres shutdown due to icing
1000 PM: Tiverton, RI: 2 Car MVA on Main Road, very icy road conditions across town
1000 PM: Tolland, CT: I-84 is closed for multiple crashes due to icy roads between exits 67 and 68.
1000 PM: Fall River, MA: Route 24 southbound at exit 25 closed due to ice and car accidents related to ice
1000 PM: Johnston RI: 295 south in the area of exit 5 Rhode Island State Police going out for a report of multiple vehicles involved in a accident
1006 PM: Raynham, MA: 7 car MVA on Route 24 at 495 spread out over 1/4 mile.
1006 PM: Woonsocket/Cumberland RI: Accident – Right lane blocked on 146 Northbound at 146A
1006 PM: Mansfield, MA: I-495 at I-95 reported multiple accidents
1010 PM: Westport, MA: Route I-195 west area of white’s restaurant – mva – vehicle on the side of the median, second accident on the other end of the median. Route 88 reported as slick and icy. multiple other streets reported slick and iced up.
1013 PM: Hingham, MA: car into a tree Route 3 Northbound – Exit 14, Route 3 very icy.
1016 PM: Somerset/Fall River, MA: I-195 Eastbound at Exit 4 over the bridge and I-195 access at the bottom of Columbia Street closed due to icing
1021 PM: Providence, RI: Accident, Right lane of exit ramp blocked on I-95 southbound at Exit 22B US 6 West
1023 PM: Westport, MA: I-195 Westbound at Route 88 – rollover with possible entrapment of occupant
1025 PM: East Providence, RI: Car Accident – Right lane of exit ramp blocked on East Shore Expressway southbound at I-195
1026 PM: Fall River, MA: Braga and Veterans Memorial Bridges closed due to icing
1029 PM: Westport, MA: Old Bedford Road – icing, accidents reported. several overpasses very slick and icy.
1033 PM: I-495 Northbound Exit 6, several cars spun out, some cars moving on their own others being towed.
1037 PM: Swansea, MA: Car spun out hit gaurd rail on I-195 Eastbound
1038 PM: Fall River, MA: Route 24 Northbound at exit 8A, male struck by a vehicle after getting out of his car that spun off the road.
1044 PM: Fall River, MA: Route 6 rotary prior to 24 north mva in Fall River
1044 PM: Westport, MA: I-195 West prior to Route 24 North, MVA
1047 PM: Johnston, RI: MVA car versus tree with entrapment 2643 Hartford
1051 PM: Bridgewater, MA: Route 24 southbound – milemarker 25.8, car spun out in the road.
1054 PM: Bridgewater, MA: Route 24 MVA 20 cars due to icing
Accident Data provided by
Rob Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Massachusetts