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MassDOT reports the following state roadways in western Massachusetts and the Berkshires region remain closed as of midday Tuesday in the aftermath of Irene:

I-91 SB is closed between exits 26 and 24.  Northbound is open.  The detour is via Greenfield Rotary, Route 2A EB, River Road and Route 5 SB.

Route 5 in Northampton is closed due to the high water level. The detour is between exits 17 and 18 on I-91.

Route 8 from Jct Route 23 in Otis to the Ct State Line in Sandisfield remains closed.  Utility work is complete and lane shifts are being set up.

Route 20 Becket at the junction of Route 8 Bonny Rigg to Chester Center is closed due to roadway and structure damage.

Route 8 Clarksburg from Henderson Road to the North Adams Town Line is closed.

Route 2 is now open from Buckland to Charlemont MM 27.45 and from North Adams MM 12.7 to Florida MM 21.6. From Charlemont MM 27.45 to Florida MM 21.6 is still closed indefinitely awaiting inspections and assessments.

Route 112 Buckland is closed between MM 36.4 and MM 38.2 -.

Route 112 Colrain is closed at MM 46.2 due to road failure.

Route 7A Ashley Falls at mm 1.5 was closed last night at approximately 9:00pm due to rising waters and remains closed.

Route 7 Sheffield from Lime Kiln road to the Sheffield Depot MM 7.0 now has water subsiding. The road is flooded, but passable at this time.

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