The Massachusetts Turnpike was closed in Ludlow between exits 7 and 8 at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday following a tractor trailer jackknife accident on the westbound side of the highway.
The highway reopened at about 4 p.m., but traffic remained backed up.
MassDOT announced on their Twitter page that the road was closed at mile marker 58 near the Chicopee River Bridge.
The speed limit on Interstate 90 was reduced to 40 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon because of winter driving conditions.
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