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Michel Lagasse, a south end resident, throws sand onto ice-covered Needham Street after a surprise snowfall Monday morning.  - CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Michel Lagasse, a south end resident, throws sand onto ice-covered Needham Street after a surprise snowfall Monday morning.
— image credit: CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Michel Lagasse, a south end resident, throws sand onto ice-covered Needham Street after a surprise snowfall Monday morning.

Icy conditions snarled the morning commute and triggered numerous traffic mishaps, including a minor five-vehicle pileup behind Lagasse that caused damage, but no injuries.

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