Feb 8, 2016 3:41 PM
Winter storm causes flooding, accidents across NH but doesn't slow down presidential candidates
As presidential candidates crossed the Granite State in the final push to the primary, a steady snowfall resulted in several accidents, reduced speed limits and caused flooding problems on the Seacoast.
Waters flooded Brown's Lobster Pound, a popular year-round business, in Seabrook. The restaurant is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the off-season and no one answered the phone at the business on Monday.
The NH Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit on all highways to 45 mph around 2 p.m. as crews worked to keep roads clear.
Snowfall has advisory speeds at 45 MPH on major roads. NHDOT crews are out plowing and treating. No reason not to vote in #fitn on Tuesday.— NHDOT (@NewHampshireDOT) February 8, 2016
Early reports had very few accidents on the roadways with most of the serious accidents south of New Hampshire, including a charter bus that rolled over in Connecticut injuring dozens.
Only one presidential candidate changed plans despite the snow, and it was only for a change in venue. Carly Fiorina moved a Concord evening event from the UNH School of Law, which closed early, to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.