Friday, February 22, 2013
Expect delays due to an accident on Route 128 North at Winn Street exit.
There are scanner and Twitter reports of a roll-over accident on Route 128 North at exit 34 in Woburn. According to a Breaking News Network alert, the rollover is in the northbound lane and is causing delays. The accident was also tweeted by Channel 7 News. Exit 34 is the Winn Street ramp. Woburn Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.
Monday, January 28, 2013
There are reports of a tractor trailer accident on Route 128 and Exit 37.
Travelers on Route 128 can expect delays. According to scanner and Twitter reports, there was an accident involving a tractor trailer and a car on Route 128 at Exit 37 a bit before 1 p.m. this afternoon. No information on possible injuries as of yet. Woburn Patch will update as more information becomes available.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Drivers can expect significant delays on Route 128 north and south after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Newton this morning.
[Update: 1:16 p.m.] State police say the victim was an 18-year-old man, who they believe was trying to cross the street. Next-of-kin is being notified. See the full update on Newton Patch. At this time, according to SigAlert.com, traffic on the highway appears to have cleared. [Original Story] More than three hours after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 128 in Newton, traffic is still backed up in the north and southbound lanes of the highway. Reports from drivers state that traffic getting to and from Woburn is difficult. Scott Wholley, via Twitter, said that it took him 60 minutes to get from Woburn to the Lexington rest stop. Route 128 south appears to still be at a standstill between Burlington (Route 3) and Newton, …
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, …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
The following text was provided by the Mass Department of Environmental Protection. A potentially explosive situation loomed in the hours after a gasoline tanker truck overturned on Route 128 South in Woburn last month. About 7,500 gallons of gasoline spilled from the tanker, running into the highway drainage system and flowing out into the nearby Aberjona River. Unhealthy vapors hung in the air, and migrated into a hotel nearby and a gym building downstream along the river. Two days earlier, in the South End of Boston, an explosion did occur – an underground steam pipe blew up, blasting holes in the sidewalk along Harrison Avenue and spewing dangerous asbestos fibers over everything within a one block area of the city. The Massachusetts…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A Salem man faces several charges after allegedly leading area police officers on an early Wednesday morning search.
After leading area police departments on a search through the woods in Stoneham, a Salem man was arrested early Wednesday morning in the area of Route 93 southbound near the Route 128 northbound ramp, according to a State Police spokesperson. Jonathan Torres, 31, of Salem, faces several charges, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, subsequent offense, receving stolen vehicle, refusing to stop for police and possession of burglary instruments, according to the spokesperson. Torres was expected to be arraigned in Woburn District Court on Wednesday, according to the spokesperson. After spotting a gray Honda Accord in the breakdown lane with its …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
A look back at the week in police and fire news in Woburn.
These five stories and Police Log entries had people talking on our Facebook page and readers clicking links this week. ARREST LOG: Naked Teen's Acquaintance Taken into Protective Custody July 15—At 9:05 p.m., an 18-year-old Wilmington man was taken into protective custody. Police received a report of a cafeteria alarm at the Linscott-Rumford School and found the teen lying on the grass, wearing only shorts. According to police, the 18-year-old was “heavily intoxicated.” As police checked the area, they observed a naked teenaged girl running and hiding behind an electrical box, and another teen fled behind the bushes. Police spoke to both parties who said the man lying on the grass was a “a friend of a friend.” He was taken into …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The rollover accident spilled thousands of gallons of gasoline on Route 128 Monday night.
Authorities believe that the gasoline tanker that rolled over on Route 128 Monday night was cut off by a passenger car. According to the Massachusetts State Police, in an attempt to exit off of Route 128 South, the car moved quickly from the second travel lane into the rightmost lane, close to the tanker. The car was believed to be slowing down to exit the highway, and the tanker truck was unable to stop, said authorities. "[The tanker] struck the passenger car, swerved and rolled over," said a MSP spokesman late Tuesday night. The driver of the tanker, Michael Cormier, 50, of Waltham, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by Woburn Fire with non-life threatening injuries. The truck is owned by Liberty Transport of Quincy. …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Both sides of highway were shut down for several hours overnight due to hazmat incident.
Tuesday, 7:43 a.m. The Mass Department of Transportation announced via its official Twitter account that all travel lanes of Route 128 North and South are open, as well as the on-and-off ramps of Washington Street. Tuesday, 7:20 a.m. WOBURN—A tanker truck rollover late Monday night shut down Route 128 in both directions for about eight hours overnight. Fire personnel on scene struck four alarms in order to get enough manpower to the highway for clean-up efforts. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Route 128 has been reopening slowly Tuesday morning for the commute. Shortly after 5 a.m., all northbound lanes were reopened and exit 36 was opened to traffic. The on-ramp to 128 South was opened from Route 93, as well…