Saturday, January 12, 2013
Scanner reports indicate a six car accident with injuries on Route 93 north at exit 37 in Woburn.
UPDATE 7 p.m.- The scene is now clear with all three lanes reopen on Route 93 north near exit 37, according to Twitter user Mike Moura. Police responded to a six car accident on Route 93 northbound at exit 37 in Woburn at with three ambulances called to the scene for injuries, according to scanner reports. Three lanes were closed to traffic until the scene was clear, and three people were transported by ambulance to the hospital, according to Twitter user Mike Moura. Stay tuned to Woburn Patch for updates on this story as they become available. WOBURN PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates | Pinterest | Instagram
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
According to Mass State Police, traffic will be impacted for awhile in the Wilmington, Woburn area.
Updated at 11:19 a.m.: Massachusetts State Police have released an update on the accident, and said traffic will be impacted for "some time." "Three lanes and the breakdown lane have been closed," the release said. "The operator of the truck has sustained some injuries and will need to be extricated from the cab. The extent of the injuries are not entirely known but not expected to be fatal." According to police, troopers from the State Police Barracks in Andover, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and members from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section are all on scene. WOBURN PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates | Pinterest | Instagram Original Story: State Police are encouraging drivers on I-93 North to seek …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Asked about toll fairness during a Patch live chat, Governor Deval Patrick asked a reader whether he'd support high-speed tolls. Are these a good way to share the transportation funding pain, or another money grab?
Are high-speed tolls along Interstate 93 and other highways a smart way to help fund transportation in the state? Governor Deval Patrick mentioned such a system during a Patch live chat on Thursday. If you've gone up Interstate 95 into New Hampshire, you've seen high-speed tolling in action. The system is designed to read your EZ-Pass (new Fast Lane) transponder while you breeze by at 65 miles per hour. There's no need to slow down or squeeze though a booth, as EZ-Pass users currently do on the Mass Pike, Tobin Bridge and harbor tunnels. The chat moved on to other topics, so no details about implementation were offered. What do you think? Would tolls along I-93 offer some fairness to riders in Boston, MetroWest and North Shore, who all …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Multiple Twitter reports of fires along Route 93 causing traffic delays.
Updated 6:30 p.m. At 6:20 p.m. the Massachusetts State Police tweeted "RT 93 woburn brush fires out; right lane reopened." Updated 4:15 p.m.: Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police Media Relations Unit told Patch police have closed the right lane on Route 93 North to allow Woburn and Reading firefighters access to perform firefighting operations. Procopio said the lane should be re-opened within a half-hour, but said that because rush hour is approaching there will be 'residual back-ups." Travelers should expect delays. Procopio said at this time the source of the brush fires is unknown. Original story: There are first-hand accounts reported on Twitter of brush fires along Route 93 in Woburn and surrounding towns. The …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Mass State Police investigate single-car crash.
An Everett man was killed early this morning in a single-car crash on Route 93 North near the Woburn city line. According to the Massachusetts State Police, 35-year-old Oscar Lopez's car left the roadway and struck a rock ledge near Exit 36 at 1:30 a.m. Monday. The accident caused severe damage to the front of the vehicle, and Lopez, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered traumatic injuries, said MSP Spokesman Dave Procopio. Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. The right travel lane and breakdown lane at the crash scene were closed for about two hours during the crash investigation, said state police. MSP Troop A is investigating what caused Lopez's vehicle to leave the road, along with the State Police Collision Analysis and …