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.
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
Jeannie Doherty posted this photo of a completely blocked I-93 south at Savin Hill at 8 a.m.
State Police and BFD raced up and down 93 to the Dorchester Yacht Club around 10:10 a.m. when a dump truck swerved off I-93 northbound, careened down an embankment and wound up in the water by the yacht club.
They got the driver out; are now figuring out how to get the truck out. Booms were brought in to contain fuel leaking from the... Read more
State and city officials today officially turned on a new light display under the I-93 viaduct that separates South Boston and the South End near where the Herald used to be, the first phase in a $2.5-million project to turn the barren, dismal concrete storage area into something actually useful to people besides the DPW crews who used to store stuff there and the homeless... Read more
Joel Barciauskas is stuck trying to get onto the Southeast Distressway by South Bay.
With little else to do as she sat there, Karen photographed the speed signboard on 93 north in Quincy early this evening.
The delays, it seems, were caused by all the hubbub over a police standoff with a wanted man inside a house on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy.... Read more
the Calvica "Oddseyo" horsey show has been closed for over a week and all evidence of it has finally been removed from Assembly Square, perhaps somebody should tell Clear Channel to remove the gazillion billboards along I-93 that are still advertising it.
Brian D'Amico reports mechanical problems meant the HOV zipper lane on the Expressway was still set for northbound traffic this afternoon when it should have been set for the southbound rush out of the city.
Update, 4:15 p.m.: As crews began to try to get the cab back behind the guard rail, the MBTA shut Orange Line service, just in case, because the... Read more
A Boston Municipal Court judge today set bail at $10,000 for Vivencia Bellegarde, charged with OUI and ramming into a Boston Globe delivery truck that plunged 40 feet off I-93 onto a Leverett Circle exit ramp, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.
The Globe reports the truck's driver is expected to survive his injuries from the 3:13 a.m. ramming.
According to the DA's... Read more
State Police report that giant American flag that had been flying from the Zakim supports fell this morning, wrapping up a southbound car in its red, white and blueness, but causing no injuries or other crashes.