Republican legislators in Massachusetts have finally figured out how to increase their ranks: Import them from New Hampshire - if only for one issue (to protest a proposed toll at the state line; wouldn't it be funny if they all got parking tickets while down here?)
Three seriously injured in five-car crash early this morning, Channel 5 reports.
Channel 4 reports State Police shut down a lane on 93 south in Wilmington this morning so that troopers could investigate an accident that happened two days ago.
Channel 5: Jackknifed Truck Jams Boston Traffic.
Specifically, a jackknifed truck in the northbound side of the O'Neill Tunnel.
Channel 4 employee has terrifying encounter with some long black thing hanging from the tunnel ceiling this morning. They could call it Diggy.
The Southeast Distressway lived up to its name this afternoon, with some people getting stuck in the HOV lane for more than an hour after one car ran out of gas and two more broke down, according to report after report on WBZ's Traffic on the 3s.
As the men drove home along Interstate 93, some of them teased Rodriguez, a Yankees fan.
He pulled a gun and fatally shot Jose Rivera and wounded Raphael Tavares and Jose Viera.
Yoav now knows first hand what happens when you get a flat in the O'Neill Tunnel:
... I'm just cruising along (below the speed limit, thank you very much), when all of I sudden I hear a bang and feel a jerk on the back right side of the car. Sure enough, the tire pressure warning indicator lights up.
Unfortunately I had to go a little ways until I found a reasonable spot to pull over, because the right-hand lanes were full of cones and construction equipment.
I-93 shut at Southampton Street for 15 minutes as firefighters rushed to put out the fire in the ammo-filled camper on the northbound side.
Meanwhile, further north, part of the Leverett Connector is cracked. No cause for alarm, turnpike authority says, banning trucks weighing more than 40 tons just to be safe.
State honcho vows: No tolls on I-93. Which means that tolls on the turnpike will continue to not go away to help pay for the Big Dig.
Commute-a-holic, who lives west of Boston, is not happy:
... I don't understand why North Shore and South Shore drivers get a free ride into Boston, where as everyone who lives West of Boston need to continue to pay to get into the city. It is so unfair. ...
Jeff Cutler reports on an encounter of the mini-van Masshole kind in a Big Dig tunnel.
Miss Kelly says she doesn't object to porn, she just doesn't want big-boobed robots pushing sex and vodka on I-93 billboards:
Keep it in your own home, not on billboards on interstate highways. Ewwww.
When the trolleys crashed on the D-Line, there was much gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands about the MBTA's track record (pun intended). The Herald had a whole timeline of T incidents.
But, a truck crashes on the highway and there is rarely a recap of all the incidents on the highway and the accumulated lost time to travelers stuck, like those this morning, for hours. The media doesn't treat accidents on the highway as part of a connected story of problems because there is no connection among the motor vehicle operators involved in the crashes ...
A multi-vehicle accident on the Expressway south of Neponset around 7:40 this morning left several people injured, an 18-wheeler turned over, gravel all over the place and the entire southbound side and the northbound HOV lane shut.
Sarah reports a misstep on the stairs at Club Cafe in the South End sent her straight to the Quincy Hospital ER (well as straight as one can get what with detours all over I-93 and sidestreets) with what turned out to be two broken bones in her foot:
Doctor: I am giving you a prescription of Vicodin
Jenny (friend who drove her): WOOOO!
Doctor: Uhh that's not generally the response we like to hear. ...