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.
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.
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.
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.
State Police report the entrance to the turnpike in Weston is jammed up thanks to an 18-wheeler that spilled its load all over the place at the toll plaza.
Tim Sullivan records our latest overturned car, this one on Rte. 138 in Canton, near the 128 ramp.
Woburn offramp ran red - no word if the driver had to stop short to avoid a stuffing truck.
A number of train bridges cross Rte. 128, but as Chris Rich shows us in Waltham, not all are in use. This bridge is part of the Wayside Trail, which could one day become a pedestrian and bicycle path along the right of way of a long unused train line between Boston and Northampton.
Also see Rich's other photos from along the abandoned line.
Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
A rollover on 128 north by Highland Avenue early this afternoon quickly bogged traffic down. The luckier drivers were able to get off an exit or two before.
Happened on 128 at Rte. 20, backing up 128 southbound and halting inbound service on the Fitchburg Line, since part of the truck seemed to have landed on the tracks, only it didn't.
State Police report only minor injuries when this car upended on 128 north in Gloucester this morning.
State Police report they are looking for the driver of a dump truck that lost a mattress on Rte. 128 southbound in Burlington yesterday, causing a chain-reaction collision that ended with a woman dead.
State Police say the vehicle is a large dump truck with a white cab and possibly black netting or a tarp covering the bed - out of which flew the mattress.
The bed is reported to be dark in color, with wood along the sides
The truck was carrying additional mattresses and was occupied by two men.
The Newton Fire Department reports the driver of a mini-van that rolled over on the way from 128 north at the exit to the turnpike this afternoon suffered only minor injuries and declined a trip to a local hospital.
Firefighters from several towns and NStar are on University Avenue near the Rte. 128 train station, working to shut down a leaky gas main. Train service through the station was halted; State Police shut the University Avenue ramp from 128.
UPDATE, Tuesday morning: Suspect nabbed in Randolph.
State Police report they're having some trouble catching a guy driving around our local highways - when he sees a cruiser, he guns his engine and speeds away.
The operator of this motorcycle operates between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., weekdays. He has been observed by Troopers on Route 24, Interstate 93, and Route 128 (I-95) traveling in excess of 100 mph using all lanes and operating in a reckless manner.
If the operator of the motorcycle observes a marked state police cruiser, he will accelerate, using the breakdown lane to a speed above 100 mph to avoid being stopped or identified. The motorcycle has no plate mounted.
He's a white guy in black helmet and black leather jacket, who sometimes wears brown Carhartt insulated construction pants.
So those flash-flood warnings around 9:30 a.m. were for real. Sean Woods photographed a woman trapped by floodwaters on Spring Street by the Shaw's parking lot. Boston firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue her.