Holiday traffic ties up highway

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts transportation officials say a traffic back-up that stretched 15 miles on Interstate 90 has cleared up.

A spokeswoman for the state’s transportation department said on Twitter that heavy traffic Tuesday afternoon was tying up I-90 westbound at an interchange with Interstate 84 in central Massachusetts.

That section of I-90 near the town of Sturbridge often sees heavy traffic during periods known for heavy travel, including the holiday season.

Transportation department spokesman Patrick Marvin said the heaviest traffic on I-90 had cleared away by 5:30 p.m., but a nearby section of I-84 eastbound still had a three-mile delay.

State police did not report any major crashes in the area.

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Athol Daily News

PO Box 1000
225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535

 

Comment Here