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Moderate delays on Braintree branch of MBTA’s Red Line

The MBTA is reporting moderate delays on the Braintree branch of the Red Line around 8 a.m. Tuesday, one of the problems slowing the morning commute in Greater Boston.

The T reported at 7:52 a.m. that a disabled train at the Braintree station was the cause of the delay for inbound commuters.

Elsewhere, the left lane was blocked inside the O'Neill tunnel southbound near Purchase Street (Exit 23) around 7:30 a.m. due to an accident and that a disabled vehicle was blocking the right lane near the Allston-Brighton tolls on the Massachusetts Turpike, according to Total Traffic & Weather Network.

Accidents were also reported on Interstate 95 near Attleboro and on Route 128 northbound in Sharon, according to the network.


Increasing traffic volume is also slowing the commute throughout the region, according to traffic monitors.

Earlier, a too-tall vehicle was slowing inbound traffic on Storrow Drive. The vehicle that became stuck on the inbound lane after the Longfellow Bridge was reported around 7:15 a.m., according to the Total Traffic and Weather Network.

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