Crashes, road closures reported as powerful nor’easter pounds region

Several road closures and crashes were reported Thursday morning as a powerful nor’easter caused flooding and slippery roads across the region.

A crash on the Everett Turnpike resulted in the closure of the southbound lane.

Two right lanes are closed on Interstate 93 northbound, near Exit 4 following a rollover crash in Randolph, according to MassDot.

“Expect delays,” MassDot said in a post on social media.

A speed reduction restriction of 40 miles per hour was in place Thursday morning for motorists traveling on Interstate 90.

Boston’s Morrissey Boulevard was also closed between Freeport and JFK, officials said.

Over in North Reading, a tree down in the roadway on Route 28 northbound at 87 Main Street has forced the closure of a travel lane, according to MassDOT,

In Salisbury, Beach Road is closed due to flooding, police said. Motorists are being advised to use Route 286 for access on and off the beach.

In Wellesley, Forest Street will be closed for a good part of the morning due to the wires down, police said.

Over in Hubbardston, fire officials reported the closure of Barre Road due to trees and a power line being down across the road. Emergency crews are urging motorists to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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