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