Sharon Baroni

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.

A widespread 3-6 inch snowfall is likely across the state

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.

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.

Vanessa Palange is the Assignments Manager for NH1 News. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter, @VanessaP_NH1.

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