Part of I-495 closed, speed restrictions on other highways due to winter weather

(WHDH) — A section of Interstate 495 in Massachusetts has been closed Friday night due to hazardous winter weather conditions and several reported crashes.

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MassDOT says all lanes on I-495 south is closed between Exit 17 in Franklin and Exit 14 in Plainville.

Crews are working to treat the roadways as freezing rain has created icy conditions. The icy weather is expected to persist overnight into Saturday morning.

The Massachusetts Turnpike has had its speed reduced to 40 mph, extending from Millbury to the New York line.

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