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Snow, cold temps keep road crews busy

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Tuesday's round of winter weather complicated commutes all day, keeping local and state police on their toes as they monitored roadways closely.

The scene around 5:30 Tuesday in the middle of rush hour almost looked like a parking lot on Interstate 91 South bound because of the slick roads.

State police did have to reduce the speed limit on the MassPike from Boston to the New York state line down to 40 miles per hour because of the snowy and slick conditions.

State police at the barracks in Springfield tell CBS 3 that they're in constant contact with the state police barracks up in Northampton just to keep an eye on current conditions.

MassDOT says they have more than 2,000 crews working on roadways right now to hopefully get the roadways cleaned up by the Wednesday morning commute.

But Western Mass is facing some arctic temperatures and that is only complicating the clean-up for road crews.

State police have been using their Twitter page to keep drivers informed on the latest conditions, as well as any accidents that are slowing down traffic.

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