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Seven-car crash among multiple accidents reported in Duxbury

DUXBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Duxbury fire department is urging drivers to use caution on icy roads, citing multiple crashes including a seven-car collision on Route 3 Monday afternoon.

Fire officials said units were called to Route 3 Monday due to reports of crashes in both the northbound and southbound lanes. The department tweeted that up to 20 vehicles were involved.

Trooper Paul Sullivan, a State Police spokesman, said a seven-car accident in the southbound lane was reported at 1:52 p.m.

A two-car spinout was reported at 2:20 in the same area, Sullivan said.

State police officials said many of the crashes resulted in minor damage as cars went off the road.

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Duxbury fire officials said they did not know whether there were any injuries.

Pictures posted on the Internet by the fire department showed a dusting of snow on the roads, which fire officials said were very icy. Snowfall began around midday Monday.

“Always, if it’s snow-covered, avoid that area,” Sullivan said.


J.D. Capelouto can be reached at jd.capelouto@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jdcapelouto.