Friday, September 21, 2012
Truck is leaking fluid onto road.
A truck has spilled fluid onto the road in the Route 128/38 rotary area, according to Woburn Police. Reports came in to police Friday morning that a truck lost about 40 gallons of hydraulic fluid as it was driving from Burlington into Woburn on Route 128. The truck began spilling fluid and drove off the highway onto Main Street/Route 38. It is now parked at the Showcase Cinemas lot and has leaked gallons of fluid. >>MORE: For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, follow Woburn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Stay with Woburn Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The controversial decision to re-route trucks carrying gasoline, oil and other flammable cargo outside of Boston and along Route 128 went into effect this summer.
The so-called suburban migration apparently also applies to trucks toting hazardous materials. According to the Boston Globe, trucks filled with gas, oil and other hazardous materials that used to cut through Boston on Route 93 have been rerouted out to Route 128/95 during the daytime in accordance with a new policy the Department of Transportation put into effect earlier this summer. The plan has been the subject of considerable debate over the past year, with support from the North End and other Hub neighborhoods and opposition from suburban communities along the already heavily trafficked highway. DOT spokeswoman Sara Lavoie told the Globe the decision to implement the plan came after months of hearings and legal notices. However, …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Reports say "river of gasoline" on Route 128 Monday night; Tuesday commute affected.
Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. All travel lanes and ramps to Route 128 North and South in Woburn are open, announced the Mass Department of Transportation. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. While all four lanes of Route 128 North and South are now open to traffic, the on-and-off ramps of Washington Street remain closed this morning after last night's major hazmat incident. Woburn Fire was forced to strike four alarms for the incident, the first time since 2002 (the Bond Shoe fire on May 20, 2002). According to officials, a tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of gasoline rolled over on Route 128 South after colliding with a passenger car. The cause and circumstances of the original accident is still under investigation. The driver was taken to Mass General …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
City officials to send letter to state Department of Transportation to voice concern about haz-mat trucks going through Woburn.
The City Council has voiced its concern with a proposal that would force trucks carrying hazardous materials to drive through Woburn on Route 128. Now they're asking the public to do the same. The Council voted unanimously to send a letter to the state Department of Transportation against the proposal and asked residents to also send comments before Friday's deadline. "An increase of the trucks with haz-mat materials on them is a concern," said Alderman Richard Haggerty. According to a July 25 release from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's office on May 13 of this year, the city of Boston released the results of a Hazardous Transport Study conducted by a private contractor that determined that haz-mat trucks traveling through Boston at any time…