BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts State Police are cautioning the public to be careful on the roads this weekend. MSP said Troopers had been out "all over the state" Friday helping drivers in the first snow of the season.
"We are responding to serious crashes all over the state," MSP tweeted Friday afternoon. "Weather conditions must be accounted for. Please go slowly and take extra time to reach your destination."
Troopers were on scene at 9:45 a.m. on Route 95 southbound in Canton after flatbed truck went off the roadway and into the woods. Two left lanes were closed for an hour for vehicle extrication and guardrail repair, and MSP said there was a minor injury to the driver.
Police also responded around 11 a.m. to a crash involving a tractor trailer on Route 2 westbound at Fairhaven Street in Concord.
Shortly after 1 p.m., Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on the Mass. Pike eastbound in Westborough, which closed the left and center lanes. Two people were seriously injured, both were transported to UMass Hospital Worcester.
At around 2 p.m., MSP said a pedestrian had been struck while standing outside their vehicle on Route 2 eastbound near Exit 55 in Lexington. Collision Reconstruction and Crime Scene Units were called to assist in the investigation, and the victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
A short time later, Troopers were on scene on Route 290 westbound on the Quinsigamond Bridge for a jackknifed tractor-trailer.
"Driver injured, being transported to hospital by Troopers because blocked traffic prevented EMS from reaching victim," Police said. "Fuel has spilled into lake below. One lane just reopened, all others closed."
By 3 p.m., Boston had reported 3.5 inches of snow which the National Weather Service said easily surpassed the city's previous daily record of 0.6 inches and monthly record of 1.1 inches of snow.
According to the NWS, Lynn, Methuen, Framingham, Franklin, and Worcester had all reported approximately four inches of snow by 3 p.m. Webster had reported the most snowfall with 5.3 inches.
(Photo: Mass. State Police/Twitter)