Below is a Wednesday morning update from Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials on storm-related closures and issues that are affecting state roadways, and MBTA transit service.
MBTA: Track bed in Braintree repaired. Middleboro Line service resumes in the area.
The MBTA expects that Green Line “D” Branch service will remain closed all week between Newton Highlands and Reservoir stations because of the large washout underneath the tracks, now being repaired.
Cambridge - Rte 16 Arlington/Cambridge All Lanes Open – No restrictions Alewife T ramp
Shirley- Rte 2A closed- Local roads have extensive flooding. Detour diverting traffic onto Rte 2 WB at Ayer rotary, EB at Lancaster St.
Natick – Rte 135 between Mill and Speen St. – Closed due to flooding
Wayland – Roadway closed at Intersection Rte 20 at Rte 27 – Sudbury River Flooding – Likely to be impacted/closed for another day.
Holliston – Rte 16 water continues to over-top road at VMS position on Rte 16
Pepperell – Rte 119 both lanes closed
OPEN prior to am Commute – (Route 16 and Route 2 EB ramp. Improvingconditions- water receding
Topsfield – Route 1 closed @ Ipswich River between Route 97 &
(portion of roadway remains closed – water receding)
Andover/North Reading – Route 28 @ Ipswich River closed
(improving – waters receding)
Tewksbury – Route 38 @ Shawsheen (north of Wilmington T.L.)
(one lane open – alternating traffic)
Braintree – Route 37 at Hancock St closed due to flooding
Middleton – Route 114 closed @ Ipswich River
(improving – water receding)
Lawrence – Route 114 @ Shawsheen ( two way traffic is open -
(waters rising on road – monitoring)
Lincoln – 2WB is all open. 2EB just the BDL closed @ Lexington Road
Lowell – Princeton Blvd closed between Baldwin and Hadley Streets
Taunton – Flooding, on Rte 44 Westbound between, Rte 138 (Broadway/ Weir St/) and Rte 104 (S Main St) Rte 44 East and West closed, due to flooding, between Route 104 in Raynham and Longmeadow Road in Taunton.
Taunton River crested overnight and is beginning to recede.
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