A box truck being carried on a flatbed truck hit the ceiling of the O'Neill Tunnel southbound around 9:30 a.m., causing some damage to wired in the ceiling, State Police report. The trucks were out of there and the damaged wires removed. Traffic impact was minimal, State Police say.
About an hour later, Mike Moura reports, a truck got stuck in a more traditional spot on Storrow Drive eastbound, just before the BU Bridge.
A man who drove his pickup the wrong way on the northbound side of I-93 just before the O'Neill Tunnel died earlier this morning when he crashed into an SUV coming the right way and he was thrown from his vehicle, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Idefonso Barros, 58, of Roxbury, was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he died, the DA's office reports.
The DA's office says State Police have determined the man, in a 1999 Dodge Dakota, somehow got onto the northbound side of the highway the wrong way. He struck a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, whose driver had to be extricated by firefighters. She is expected to survive.
The northbound side of the road was shut while firefighters extricated the second victim and police tried to determine the cause.
Channel 4 reports how two Transit Police officers, on their way to serve a warrant, helped get a father and his young daughter out.
Roving UHub photographer Swirlygrrl captured the stop (and go) light at the end of an O'Neil Tunnel ramp this morning.
But not because it was held up with rusty paper clips but because a car on the top level of a car carrier knocked into a bunch of light fixtures, the Globe reports. And isn't it nice to see that Big Dig designers paid homage to Storrow Drive by designing a tunnel with height restrictions?
After one of the 110-lb. fixtures plunged to the roadway last month, the Herald reports.