Interstate 290 shut down in Massachusetts after massive pileup

Interstate 290 westbound in Worcester has been closed due to multiple car crashes caused by icy road conditions.

The Telegram reports that about 50 vehicles, including three tractor-trailers, were involved in a pileup.

A section of Route 9 also has been closed and accidents have been reported on Route 146.

State police are advising area residents to avoid driving if possible.