Rte. 128

By - 1/11/17 - 5:45 pm

A bus carrying 22 Metco students home to Boston from the Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury this afternoon overturned after a crash with a pickup truck at the Weston/Waltham line on Rte. 128, State Police and Sudbury School Superintendent Anne Wilson report. Read more.

By - 12/30/16 - 11:32 am

State Police report arresting a Norwell man on a variety of charges, including operating under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, after he allegedly careened the wrong way down both I-95 and I-93 last night. Read more.

By - 11/30/16 - 2:21 pm

UPDATE, 3 p.m. State Police report all travel lanes are open again.

State Police reports the crash, just south of the Winn Street exit, has shut all four travel lanes. The breakdown lane is still open. Injuries, but not clear of number and extent yet.

By - 11/4/16 - 9:03 am

State Police report somebody walking in one of the southbound lanes of Rte. 128 in Waltham died after being hit by several vehicles shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday. State Police say they are trying to determine, among other things, why the person was walking on the highway.

By - 8/10/16 - 10:21 am

State Police report an Allston man died after his Jeep rolled over onto the median on 128 north near Grove Street around 2:15 a.m. today.

Jack Jardin, 21, was rushed to Mass. General, where he died, State Police say, adding they are still trying to determine why he lost control of the vehicle.

By - 7/8/16 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports how a dump truck somehow hit the bottom of an overpass on 128 in Lexington this morning, snarling traffic like nobody's business.

By - 3/12/16 - 8:23 pm

State Police report two cars were hit when the rear wheels fell off a dump truck going south near exit 26 in Waltham around 11:10 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/17/16 - 10:42 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bali Hai in Lynnfield is for sale.

So that leaves us with, what, Kowloon in Saugus and the Tahiti in Dedham?

By - 1/12/16 - 6:33 am

UPDATE: State Police reported at 7:22 a.m. that all lanes had reopened.

State Police report somebody drove the wrong way down Rte. 128 northbound around 4:20 a.m. just before Rte. 3 in Burlington, causing a crash that shut all lanes northbound. They estimate the road could be reopened by 7:30 a.m. WBZ reports two taken away in critical condition.

By - 12/22/15 - 4:45 pm
Don't be a grinch: Drive safely on Rte. 128

MassDOT has some new electronic messages for drivers today. Meg captured one of them (and here's another).

By - 11/15/15 - 8:31 pm

State Police report they are investigating why a 44-year-old Roslindale resident was walking in a travel lane on Rte. 128 south near Exit 15B (Rte. 1) around 5 p.m.

The collision killed Marjeta Ziu and sent the driver to a local hospital with minor injuries, State Police say.

By - 10/30/15 - 2:35 pm

Just north of Trapelo Road, the state advises.

By - 9/30/15 - 11:34 am
Inside the 128 rest stop in Lexington

Early this morning, a tractor trailer rolled over on 128 north in Lexington, shutting two lanes at rush hour.

Dozens of frustrated commuters just gave up at the Lexington rest stop, turning it into an impromptu office, according to Rus Lodi, who reported: Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 8:15 am
Batman on 128

Joe Donahue forwards J. Steven's pic of the cowled crime fighter on Rte. 128 this morning.

Maybe he's heading to the Gucci store in Newton, which keeps getting swarmed by handbag thieves.

By - 4/27/15 - 7:26 am

So there was debris on 128 south by Rte. 9 this morning and several cars drove over it and got flats.

And NTB in Natick, which sells tires, replied:

By - 4/17/15 - 4:23 pm
Tanker stopped by State Police

The tanker after it was stopped. Photo by Mass. State Police.

State Police report arresting a Peabody man on charges he was on drugs while weaving from lane to lane on Rte. 128 southbound in Lexington yesterday morning.

State Police dispatched a trooper after getting several reports from motorists of the tanker "driving erratically" around 11:30 a.m.

By - 4/11/15 - 4:20 pm
Minivan and SUV smashed up on Rte. 128

A minivan and an SUV heading north on 128 south collided around 3:45 p.m., bringing three ambulances as well as police, firefighters and tow trucks and jamming traffic in both directions.

The two vehicles wound up on what passes for a median strip there. Above, people crowded the overpass to take photos.

By - 2/15/15 - 6:05 pm

A chain-reaction collision in the middle of white-out conditions left several people injured around 2:30 p.m. on 128 south just past exit 27 in Waltham, State Police report:

State Police report the injuries were minor.

There is a report that a snow squall in the area may have contributed to this crash.

By - 12/12/14 - 10:09 am
Truck fire on 128 south

State Police report a truck that self immolated around 9 a.m. on 128 south at the Reading/Stoneham line forced a shutdown of the southbound side of the highway. All lanes were reopened shortly after 10 a.m.

By - 11/20/14 - 5:10 pm

A truck fire on 128 south in Wakefield shortly before 4:30 p.m. forced State Police to shut both sides of the road, State Police report. Crews were able to get the road re-opened by 5 p.m., but the damage was done, in the form of a 23-mile backup on the southbound side.