An East Boston man faces OUI charges after a crash in which he somehow managed to avoid plummeting to the ground early Sunday.
According to State Police, Vannak Sao, 33, was heading north on I-93 around 6:25 a.m. on Sunday when he:
Ryan Hamilton Walsh's trip to the airport this morning went more slowly than he expected due to delays caused when a truck overturned in the slush on I-93 at the entrance to the tunnel just past the Zakim.
Walsh reports the driver clambered out OK - as you can see above. The truck, however, was not going to be going anywhere anytime soon.
State Police report a total of 27 arrests at this morning's protests on I-93 south at Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford and I-93 north in East Milton Square.
Meanwhile, Easton firefighters report an ambulance carrying a trauma patient to a Boston hospital had to be diverted to another facility because of the blockage in Milton.
State Police report a truck lost some concrete on I-93 northbound at exit 29 sometime after 10 a.m., forcing troopers to close all but the left lane while a crew cleaned up the mess.
Firefighters from Boston and Somerville rushed to I-93 north around 7:15 a.m. when a car burst into flames on the Exit 26 ramp just past the Zakim. By the time they got there, however, the car was fully involved. And traffic was a mess.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Traffic Hackers has gone live with both live data and predictions for when you should head out - if your plans include the turnpike, I-93 north of the city or Rte. 3 south of it.
The site uses real-time data from MassDOT and historical data to try to show you how the roads are doing - without a single helicopter - and when you might want to leave.
Belden photgraphed the beginnings of a brush fire along the Neponset River in Dorchester, around 2:20 p.m. At 3, she reported exits 11B and 11A on the Expressway were closed, since the fire's now right under the bridge.
State Police report arresting a Brockton man after he allegedly drove into a school bus on I-93 north in Quincy around 3:40 p.m. yesterday
Police say they didn't have much trouble catching up with Zacarriah Peeples, 22:
Peeples fled on foot from his vehicle after the crash but became stuck on the top of a fence which had barbed wire.
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:
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."