When I saw this photo by BU Police this morning, my first thought was something like, "Hah, if only - nice Photoshop job".
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 a true passenger. The operator of the vehicle was issued a citation for operating on an excluded way.
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.
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.
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.
Explain what this is? Recently put up after getting off Tobin Bridge headed to 93SB.
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.
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 a Mini Cooper hitting a plow truck, stopped.
I-93 southbound was shut to let investigators reconstruct the incident - and to pick up the pieces of the car. No word on the condition of the driver or why she was on the wrong side of the highway yet.
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 truck's tanks.
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 people who would set up camp there.
State officials expect to recoup the costs of the lights and new walkways through revenue from 24-hour parking lots being built under the viaduct.
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.