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By adamg - 8/10/23 - 9:12 pm

Live Boston shows us the mannequin inside the car State Police stopped in the Expressway HOV lane this week in some motorists vain attempt to get to zip down the highway all by himself.

He's not the first to try the trick.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 11:09 am

MassDOT reports there were "major delays" on the Expressway southbound this morning due to separate big-rig rollovers. One truck ended on its side, spilling fuel and forcing the shutdown of three lanes near Southampton Street, then another truck jackknifed near Savin Hill, forcing two lanes shut. The trucks and messes were cleared arond 10:30 a.m., MassDOT says.

By adamg - 3/2/23 - 3:37 pm
Proposed billboard on side of 93

Rendering of proposed billboard, which board noped out on.

For the second time in a year, the Zoning Board of Appeal has rejected a proposal by a billboard company and the Polish American Citizens Club to erect a digital billboard on club property to beam ads at Expressway drivers - and to help financially support the non-profit club. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 3:19 pm
Rolled over truck

BlueEyesRedHair got a look at the 18-wheeler flipped on its side on the Expressway southbound at Savin Hill early this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 4:36 pm
An empty I-93 this afternoon

Taylor Donovan shows us the Expressway southbound in Dorchester around 3:30 p.m., just after the vice president's motorcade went through:

By adamg - 10/23/22 - 1:29 pm

Update: Victim identified as Mark McAuliffe, 49, whose last known permanent address was in Malden.

State Police report a man trying to walk across I-93 near South Bay made it across the outbound side and the median OK, but as soon as he jumped a barrier onto the inbound side was hit by a Highlander and thrown back onto the outbound side, suffering fatal injuries, around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/22 - 11:21 am

State Police report that a man who got out of his car after he crashed into a guard rail was hit and killed by a another car whose driver stopped and which was itself rammed into by another car - driven by somebody who was then charged with OUI - sending the driver and a passenger to the hospital with serious injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 10:06 pm

NBC Boston has video of the giant lock blowing off the Fortress building next to the Expressway during yesterday's storm.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 9:00 pm
Rolled over car on I-93

Firefighters work to cut away guardrail from car on I-93 south. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports Boston firefighters extracted the driver of a car they found flipped over and atop a guardrail on the Expressway southbound in the area of Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester around 2 a.m. on Friday.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 12:19 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted now former State Trooper Kristopher Carr, 26, on a charge of motor-vehicle homicide while drunk for causing a crash on the Southeast Expressway last fall that killed a motorcyclist, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 3:40 pm
Penn Central 3182 on Southeast Expressway in 1969

Then: Engine 3182 stuck on and in the Expressway.

On Aug. 21, 1969, three locomotives being readied to haul freight to Albany, NY escaped what is now the Cabot Yard in South Boston and barreled right into the Southeast Expressway, carving deep grooves in the roadway before they came to a halt and blocking northbound traffic.

Michael William Sullivan reports that the lead locomotive in the runaway express remains on the rails and doing hard work, now down in New Jersey. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 10:01 am

The Polish-American Club on Boston Street and a Norwell billboard company yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its rejection of a plan to build an electronic billboard aimed at motorists on the neighboring Southeast Expressway. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/22 - 2:02 pm
Goslings take advantage of puddle

Michael Spicher spotted some geese littles taking advantage of a puddle near the Expressway and the narrow end of Fort Point Channel that splits the South End from South Boston today. Amy Deveau, who lives nearby, though, is not liking the scene:

this stresses me out. I helped escort a family of geese under 93 and stopped traffic in both directions and when we all made it to the other side I burst into tears. I hope these lil guys make it back to the channel.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 5:41 pm
Flaming pickup and SUV

Heading north on the Expressway, Kevin Tinsley captured the flaming remains of a pickup rammed into by the driver of a Jeep near the Neponset Circle exit early this afternoon, creating a jam up that left 93 south at a standstill as police closed the road to allow firefighters to douse the flames. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 10:56 pm
Goslings being corraled on I-93 southbound

State Police posted photos from a rescue mission in the HOV lane on the southbound Expressway in Dorchester, where a pair of geese and their new brood found themselves trapped today. State troopers and Boston animal-control officers managed to round up the wayward birds and get them to somewhere safer.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 5:49 pm
Car on fire on I-93 north

SkibbleyD83 had a good view of the car on 93 north that burst into flames shortly before 5:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 10:10 am

State Police report a man driving south on the northbound side of the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester around 2:30 a.m. died after crashing into a bus, a pickup and a sedan, injuring two of the drivers, but not fatally. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/22 - 1:16 pm
Jon Voight at South Station

Aline Kaplan reports she liked Ray Donovan: The Movie, but chronicles all the ways it gets Boston geography wrong, like how Ray drives up from New York by way of the Zakim Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 9:18 am

State Police report a Randolph man driving north on the southbound side of I-93 caused a crash near the Morrissey Boulevard exit that killed him and sent the other driver to the hospital with serious injuries around 2:40 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 5:18 pm

A state trooper was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail today at his arraignment on charges of domestic violence, kidnapping and strangulation for an incident in May on the Southeast Expressway n Dorchester - which authorities say they only learned about when his now former girlfriend sought a restraining order against him last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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