State Police reported around 1:45 p.m. they shut the highway to let Boston firefighters quench the fire, which was on the southbound side where the O'Neill opens back up into open sky.
Two MassDOT workers at the Zipper Lane building on the Expressway have been placed on leave while State Police investigate whether that was a real pot plant they had in a window there, WCVB reports.
It's known to traffic reporters as "The Great Circle of Traffic", and it happens when the loop comprising I-93 from Woburn to Canton and I-95 (128) between Canton and Woburn displays solid red on the traffic maps for its full length.
Judging by the current map - see https://www.boston.com/boston-traffic - it may well happen before today's rush hour is over.
Lisa spotted some busy bees on the Southeast Expressway this morning.
State Police reported this morning:
Machine on trailer, hit overpass, I-93 SB at x.3 in #Canton. No injuries. Left lane open.
WCVB reports the crash happened on I-93 northbound near Mass. Ave. around 5:10 a.m. State Police reported the two lanes that were shut after the crash re-opened around 5:45 a.m.
MassDOT reports that due to damage to utility wires caused by the flipped over cheese truck, Exit 10 at Squantum Street will be shut for the evening rush hour. Officials are hoping to get it open in time for the morning rush. Also:
Effective at midnight tonight, there will be intermittent closures of I-93 north and southbound in Milton.
State Police say they continue to investigate the incident, in which they say Correia made it across the southbound side of I-93 before getting hit on the northbound side just past Columbia Road.
Traffic on I-93 northbound through the O'Neill Tunnel was backed way the hell up this morning due to a truck losing a load of gravel, according to State Police, who reported at 11:05 a.m. that all the lanes were re-opened.
Around 3 p.m. on the northbound side. State Police report the bridge is now open again.
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