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DOT says ice on roads formed quickly, crews couldn’t keep up

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette


WORCESTER – Donna Ellis saw commotion ahead on Interstate 290 westbound. She didn’t know what was in front of her, but once she saw the pile of cars the 48-year-old city resident hit the brakes.

But instead of avoiding the 65-vehicle crash Sunday morning, Ms. Ellis found herself slamming into a car, then into a side barrier.

“Once I hit my brakes, it was over,” she said. “I was thinking ‘Oh my God, I am going to crash. I don’t want to die.’ I was not injured at all. I was one of the lucky ones.”

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