Snow leads to 50-car chain-reaction pileup on New Hampshire highway

Snow leads to 50-car chain-reaction pileup on New Hampshire highway
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By RYAN GORMAN

Wintry weather has led to a major chain-reaction accident Friday morning in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

The pileup is believed to have involved at least 50 cars, officials told the Boston Globe. Pictures from the scene show damaged cars scattered across a major highway blanketed in snow and ice.

Dozens of cars appear to have collided early Friday on northbound Interstate 93, near exit 23, in Ashland. I-93 is the major highway through the region, it goes from Boston, Massachusetts, to the Vermont border.

The incident occurred about 100 miles north of Boston.

Images show snow falling as flames rise from at least one vehicle. Emergency responders are lined along the treacherous road tending to cars and possible victims.

The region, home to some of the tallest mountains on the East Coast, received multiple inches of snow overnight.

A weather station on top of nearby Mount Washington has observed the highest wind speed ever recorded on land -- multiple times.

Authorities have not released word on injuries or possible deaths.

This is a developing story, more information will come as it is made available.

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