I-93

By - 7/8/14 - 8:27 am

A man walked onto I-93 southbound at South Bay around 1 a.m., and popped into the high-speed lane - where he was promptly struck and killed by a Mercedes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The man, 38, from Boston, did not survive.

The driver, a 47-year-old man from Brockton, stayed at the scene, the DA's office says:

The operator remained at the scene,

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By - 6/27/14 - 7:48 pm
Junk truck on I-93

How about 6 p.m. on a summer Friday on the Expressway southbound in Dorchester?

Emily Murphy, who took the photo, reports "it was almost gridlock."

By - 5/22/14 - 3:57 pm

At 3:38 p.m., Adam Frederick advised:

If at all costs avoid 128 in both directions. It's a parking lot.

Another motorist reported not long after that 93 north was the same.

By - 5/21/14 - 11:26 pm

Around 11 p.m., southbound near Columbia Road, according to Boston EMS Incidents reports.

I-93 south quickly became a parking lot as first responders raced to the scene.

By - 5/16/14 - 3:52 pm
Crash on I-93 in Medford

I-93 crash. Photo by Mark Eichen.

State Police report a three-car crash forced the closure of the left lanes on both sides of I-93 at exit 33 shortly before 3 p.m. The lanes were re-opened around 3:40 p.m.

By - 5/11/14 - 3:28 pm
Antique car in flames on I-93 in Stoneham

John Ryan saw this car in flames around 3 p.m. on 93 north in Stoneham.

By - 5/9/14 - 8:32 am

When I saw this photo by BU Police this morning, my first thought was something like, "Hah, if only - nice Photoshop job". But no, the state Department of Transportation really has programmed signboards on Boston-area highways to urge people to use theyah blinkahs when changing lanes - or risk a fine.

Earlier:
Unique warning sign on Morrissey Boulevard.... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 11:48 am
Dummy

Looking a bit regretful. Photo by State Police.

State Police report an alert trooper noticed something a little off about a passenger in a car heading inbound in the I-93 HOV lane in Quincy around 6:35 a.m. today:

After further investigation, Trooper [John] Carnell discovered the operator had propped up a work jacket with a mannequin head affixed to the top of the jacket in an attempt to create the illusion of

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By - 4/24/14 - 10:33 am

Paul Nutting and Andrea at WBZ report MassDOT took down the 65-foot banner on the Savin Hill bridge over 93 due to the wind, returned it to the artist.

By - 4/23/14 - 11:08 pm

Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.

By - 4/21/14 - 7:05 am
Truck fire on the Zakim bridge

An 18-wheeler collided with a taxi on the Zakim northbound shortly after 5:30 a.m..

The cabbie, a 54-year-old Chelsea oman driving a Malden taxi, died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says State Police are investigating exactly how the truck, registered in Hartford, CT and driven by a 46-year-old man, crashed into the taxi.

Jim Porter inched his... Read more

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.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:50 pm

ItalianInBoston asks:

Explain what this is? Recently put up after getting off Tobin Bridge headed to 93SB.

By - 3/24/14 - 10:01 am

UPDATE, 10:31 a.m. State Police report the road is open again.

State Police reported a car-b-q around 9:40 a.m. on I-93 south at Furnace Brook. All lanes were shut to let the Quincy FD do its thing.

Ed. note: Rhyming headline because I had to get it out of my system, I'll try not to do that again, at least not for highway fires.... Read more

By - 3/14/14 - 5:40 pm
Truck fire on I-93

Tatyana photographed the truck around 5:20 p.m. on I-93 north in Medford. Ten minutes later, State Police reported only the left lane was open past the truck in Medford.

By - 3/11/14 - 9:34 am
Car on fire on Southeast Expressway

Darryl Houston drove by a car on fire in the northbound HOV lane around 9 a.m.

Nobody was hurt, Houston reports.

The fire backed up traffic for miles, according to Adam Franklin, who photographed the fire from the other side.

By - 3/8/14 - 12:08 pm

State Police report a two-car crash on I-93 north at Neponset Circle around 11:30 a.m. left both cars on their roofs, four people injured and the road completely shut into town.

Stephen McBride reports from his motionless car on 93 north:

The only movement is when emergency vehicles push through.

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By - 2/13/14 - 7:30 am
<a href="https://twitter.com/MassStatePolice/status/433932343834071041">Photo by State Police</a>.

A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side.

The Boston Fire Department declared the fire out at 6:45, but as of 7:24, State Police were diverting most southbound traffic onto Columbia Road because only the extreme... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 5:44 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman in a Mini Cooper with Rhode Island plates was very intent on driving north on the southbound side of I-93 in Quincy around 3:30 this morning.

State Police gave chase - and had the OK to ram the car - but a MassDOT plow driver positioned his vehicle to block the car, which promptly rammed it and then, being... 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.

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