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Traffic Delays from Overturned Truck Lead to Prolonged Lane Closures on Route 24

Published in on April 23, 2024

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Truck accident in Boston

On Monday morning, a significant traffic disturbance occurred on Route 24 northbound at Exit 41 in Randolph when an overloaded dump truck collided with a guardrail. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) alerted commuters to the crash via a tweet, advising of expected delays as two right lanes were blocked off to traffic due to the accident.

The aftermath of the collision included extensive damage to the guardrail and the truck becoming lodged within it, necessitating the immediate closure of the affected lanes. Notably, the accident occurred during a peak travel period, exacerbating traffic problems for those commuting to work.

Following the crash, there have been no immediate reports of injuries, however, emergency response teams were promptly dispatched to the site to evaluate the situation and start the necessary cleanup operations. The specific cause of the crash is still under investigation, with officials yet to provide a comprehensive account of the events leading up to the accident.

As a result of the ongoing work to extract the dump truck and repair the damaged guardrail, traffic was funneled into the few lanes that remained open, producing considerable delays that spanned several miles. The extensive repairs required heavy machinery, which suggests that the closed lanes might not reopen for a number of hours. Motorists’ patience was certainly put to the test as they navigated the additional congestion on their Monday morning route.

Source: Hoodline

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