winter accidents

North Country
3:00 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

North Country School Offers Tips To Master Winter Driving

Students steadily increase their speed on a slalom, learning how to handle skids. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Winter has indisputably arrived and most of the state’s drivers figure they know what to do when the roads get slick. But a company in the North Country is helping drivers polish those skills and learn a few things even veterans of the ice capades may not know.

One of those drivers is Judy Gessner, of Whitefield, who is behind the wheel of a Honda Odyssey minivan, and, with increasing confidence she is slaloming between big, orange cones despite a slick, snowy surface.

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North Country
8:17 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Snow Squalls, Accidents In North Country

The impact of the crash tore the tractor away from the trailer. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

A series of snow squalls hit parts of the North Country early Thursday night, causing a series of accidents including one that temporarily closed northbound Interstate 93 in Franconia.

The Franconia crash happened just after 6 p.m. and involved a tractor trailer. It happened just north of the Franconia Notch. The impact broke the tractor away from its cargo-carrying trailer.

The driver was thrown from the cab and taken to Littleton Regional Hospital.

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