The Globe reports a woman got a ticket yesterday when a trooper noticed she was driving in the HOV lane on the Expressway with a mannequin, rather than the required second person.
Coming down I-93 south through Windham New Hampshire earlier, I noticed one of the "smart work zone" message boards for the widening work displaying "NO DELAYS TO EXIT 1" / "MASS S/L (means state line) 6 MILES".
But what really caught my attention was that this message board was placed right next to a permanent milepost indicating "South 93 MILE 4.8".
And of course, Murphy won again - this was the morning I left my camera at home.
The state Department of Transportation alerts us that I-93 north between Columbia Road in Dorchester and Rte. 28 at the Medford/Stoneham line will be subjected to a two-lane rolling roadblock as crews patch potholes between 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow.
"Some delays should be expected," they say.
It's so windy a light pole was blown across 93 north by Andrew Square, reducing the highway to a single travel lane, Lori Magno reports.
Mark Garfinkel reports on a mannequin that appears to be about to pull an Orange Line from a billboard just past the Zakim at the Charlestown/Somerville line:
... Two calls were placed to Boston and Somerville fire departments regarding a possible suicidal man on top of a billboard yesterday morning. ...
Mark also provides a photo.
Might be good to avoid towns with names beginning with M today:
Channel 4 reports flames shot 20 to 30 feet in the air when manholes exploded on Main Street in Medford around 10:30 a.m. and that several thousand people are now without power.
William Fleurant tweets traffic is, as you might expect, a mess there (where 38, 16 and I-93 come together).
MBTA Police report power went out at the Malden Orange Line station, trapping one person in an elevator.
Take that, WGBH! The Carpenters Center reports workers today installed the giant LED screen thingee on the side of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters HQ now rapidly nearing completion off the Expressway in Dorchester:
... Although it is 50% transparent, it is capable of displaying a 400 x 600 pixel image which is approximately a 1 megapixel photo. The display can handle millions of colors.
The display will be the highest-resolution transparent LED display in the world and will be seen by over 280,000 viewers per day. There are only one or two transparent LED installations in the US which are approximately half the resolution of this display and 1/3 the potential brightness - making this sign clearly visible in the middle of the day. ...
With photos of the behemoth screen.
The state's opened up its traffic cameras to the public, so now you can see what state traffic engineers see along Rte. 128, the Southeast Expressway, Rte. 3 north of 128, three spots on I-93 between 128 and the Zakim and near the Sagamore Bridge.
Man dies in rollover on I-93 south in Andover.
Thanks to Beth for the headline suggestion.
Around midnight on I-93 north in Medford; taken to Mass. General.
Lori Magno shot the accident aftermath.
Channel 5 tweets a truck has wrapped itself around a Jersey barrier on 93 north by Sullivan Square
and is leaking oil onto the lower deck is part-way on the other side of the highway, see link below to photos. At 9:06 a.m., Boston Police tweeted two lanes of 93 north wee shut. "Expect major delays," they advised.
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.