Rollover crash in West Bridgewater causes 8-mile traffic backup

Traffic headache. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki
Traffic headache. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki

A rollover crash this morning on Rte. 24 in West Bridgewater caused a grueling traffic backup of 8-miles, according to reports at the scene.

A car rolled over and caught fire just after 6 a.m. on the northbound side, near Route 123 exit. The driver was not seriously injured, according to The Enterprise.

NewsCenter 5 reported that traffic was backed up to Interstate 495.

The scene was cleared by 7:15 a.m.

In Boston, motorists dealt with an overnight closure of The Prudential Tunnel, which was shut down due to repairs related to a late-night controlled power outage by NSTAR. The tunnel reopened this morning, and power was restored to the affected residents, according to MassDOT.


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