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Crash closes Sagamore Bridge, police respond to snow-related accidents all over the Cape

As heavy snow continues to fall, Cape Cod police departments report motor vehicle accidents up and down the Cape. Low visibility and slippery conditions are making roads treacherous.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, a two-vehicle crash closed the Sagamore Bridge in both directions around 2 p.m. The bridge reopened in both directions around 3 p.m. with lane restrictions. Two people were reportedly injured in the crash.

The National Weather Service winter weather advisory is still in affect until 7 p.m. Thursday night. Snow is expected to taper off between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. But heavy and continuous snowfall all day has lead the the National Weather Service to bump up the snowfall totals from three to five inches to 8 to 12 inches.

All school activities and town meetings have been canceled.

The Town of Mashpee has instituted a parking ban for all public and private roads, according to Mashpee police. Bourne and Falmouth police have reportedly been responding to minor weather-related crashes all day. The Town of Wareham also has a parking ban in affect. Wareham police urge drivers to stay off the road if possible.

Source: capecodtoday.com