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Slip, sliding through a squall



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January 28, 2010
SOUTHBRIDGE — A heavy snow squall in advance of the cold front descending on the region for the weekend caused a lot of headaches on the evening commute Thursday night. Scanner traffic reflected numerous accidents — including the car-school bus crash in Charlton earlier in the day — throughout the region. Motorists were having particular problems navigating the hills on Main Street as far as the Big Bunny Supermarket.

From top at right, a National Grid van noses out of Hamilton Street as the driver tried to merge with Main Street traffic trying to navigate the slick streets in the snow.

This green van spins its wheels as the driver tried to make the hill in front of the Friendly's restaurant on Main Street.

The trip down the hill was equally precarious as the squall hit — as predicted — just in time for the midst of the evening rush.

Police were sent out to Main Street to direct traffic in an attempt to ease the situation.

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