The Boston Globe reports that on Christmas eve morning, weather conditions throughout Massachusetts made for a slippery commute as several drivers lost control of their vehicles. A state police spokesman said there were numerous car accidents reported between 7:30am and 9:30am.
In Shrewsbury, one driver died on Interstate 290 after he was ejected from his vehicle. The man was not wearing seatbelt when the car crash occurred, and police say they are still investigating whether road conditions were a factor in the accident. They would not disclose the man’s identity until his family was notified.
After several auto crashes along Interstate 495, state police closed Interstate 495 between Exits 2 in Wareham and 3 in Middleborough so that the vehicles involved could be removed and the road could be treated. Police said the northbound lanes reopened around 8:45am and the southbound lanes at 10:30am.