Post Content

Hundreds of MassDOT employees and thousands of hired crew and equipment are clearing roads this morning as the storm passes through Massachusetts.  Heavy snow and coastal flooding are key concerns.  MEMA reported 30,000 power outages as of early morning, with that number expected to decline during the next several hours.

All districts remain in plowing operations except for southern parts of district 5 in the Cape Cod area which have switched to patrolling and spreading operations.   Pavement temperatures are rising slowly but remain below freezing everywhere except for the Cape Cod area.  Strong sustained winds and gusts continue statewide with the highest gusts near the coast.
 State police have lowered the speed limit on Interstate 90 to 40 MPH from the New York line to Allston/Brighton.  Morrissey Blvd is closed between Freeport St and UMASS due to flooding.  Downed poles in Lakeville at Route 18 have been cleared and the road has reopened.  
 
MassDOT as of early morning reported 3,762 pieces of equipment and 692 MassDOT employees working to clear roads statewide.  As many as 4,000 crews are available and have been working throughout the night.  Travel this morning is not recommended if it can be avoided, to allow the storm to pass and roads to be cleared.

MassDOT RMV branches are closed today, Monday.  For many transactions, visit www.mass.gov/rmv online.

Before you drive, please check our online traffic cameras for live conditions on major roadways: www.mass.gov/511/cameras

Check MassDOT’s winter driving tips.  The MBTA online  has the latest schedules and service advisories.

 

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

South Coast Rail “Notice of Project Change” Public Meeting Scheduled posted on Apr 28

South Coast Rail "Notice of Project Change" Public Meeting Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a public meeting on the South Coast Rail “Notice of Project Change” as follows: Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. Taunton High School auditorium, 50 Williams Street, Taunton. MassDOT filed an SCR Notice of Project Change (NPC) on March 15, 2017, to adopt   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail “Notice of Project Change” Public Meeting Scheduled

MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21 posted on Apr 27

MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

Customers of the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line will travel free of charge for a two-week period in May. Customers will be able to board at station stops from Readville to South Stations and not pay a fare between Monday, May 8, and Friday, May 21.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set posted on Apr 27

MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has announced a schedule of 12 public meetings in locations across the state to present and discuss the draft MassDOT Five-Year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update.  Public input received at the meetings from May 15 to May 24 will be considered before the CIP   …Continue Reading MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set