O'Neill Tunnel

By - 7/9/14 - 7:38 pm

After seeing a report on Boston Reddit from a motorist who said something fell and almost hit her car, maintenance crews went through the tunnel twice yesterday looking for evidence of something falling from the ceiling, a MassDOT spokesman says:

Our crews found nothing to indicate something had fallen from the ceiling of the tunnel and no debris or loose material on the ground

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By - 7/8/14 - 11:31 pm

UPDATE: State officials say they couldn't find any evidence of anything falling from the ceiling.

Am_Sci reports:

I was driving southbound through the O'Neill tunnel earlier this afternoon, when a long, rectangular, and apparently heavy object fell from the ceiling into the lane in front of me. It was accompanied by a plume of dust that quickly cleared.

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By - 3/31/14 - 8:54 am

State Police report four separate crashes involving 19 cars made the morning commute into the city messy. One person was injured enough to be taken away in an ambulance.

Updated with final tally from State Police.Read more

By - 1/27/14 - 1:35 pm

A fire near Exit 23 around 12:45 p.m. led to the complete closure of the northbound side of I-93. State Police report one lane was re-opened around 1:15.Read more

By - 10/14/13 - 10:56 pm

State Police have released this video of an out-of-control car nearly plowing into Trooper Jay Clement, sitting in a cruiser inside an O'Neill Tunnel work zone:

Trooper Clement noticed this vehicle at the last moment. Miraculously the operator of the small black car turned at the last moment, missing Trooper Clement, by only inches. The small black car was sliding out of control when he

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By - 11/21/12 - 10:31 am

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...Read more

By - 9/9/12 - 10:46 am

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...Read more

By - 6/1/12 - 7:16 am

Channel 4 reports how two Transit Police officers, on their way to serve a warrant, helped get a father and his young daughter out.Read more

By - 5/2/12 - 7:53 am

Red and green lightsStop feeding them after midnight, dammit!

Roving UHub photographer Swirlygrrl captured the stop (and go) light at the end of an O'Neil Tunnel ramp this morning....Read more

By - 11/10/11 - 7:41 am

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?...Read more

By - 3/16/11 - 8:20 pm

After one of the 110-lb. fixtures plunged to the roadway last month, the Herald reports.Read more

By - 10/15/09 - 10:34 am

Trailer for Mel Gibson's "Edge of Darkness," which features follows a man as he drives home to Roslindale in a typical afternoon commute through the O'Neill Tunnel (via Sam Baltrusis):