Tuesday’s Headlines

Holiday weekend traffic mayhem makes a great case for not driving.

Good morning, and welcome back from the holiday weekend. Here are your Tuesday headlines:

  • The region’s fragile and crash-prone highway infrastructure basically lived up to everyone’s extremely low expectations over the weekend:
    • Morrissey Boulevard didn’t flood, but its drawbridge did get stuck open for 3 hours Saturday evening, reported the Globe.
    • On Sunday afternoon, a crash just inside the O’Neill Tunnel engulfed a vehicle in flames and shut down all of the northbound lanes of I-93 for about an hour (Universal Hub).
    • And on Monday, a 5-car pileup just across the border in Salem, N.H. injured several people and trapped hundreds of cars on I-93 southbound, reports NBC 10.
  • In better news, the Stanley Cup Finals got underway in Boston Monday evening with a win for the Bruins, and Canal Street was closed to vehicles to make room for the kind of traffic that people actually enjoy being in:

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