Drivers are facing delays across Greater Boston due to accidents and building volume, while the MBTA is reporting delays on some commuter rail lines during Monday’s morning commute, which is being accompanied by a spring snowstorm.
The snowstorm arrived in Boston shortly after 7 a.m., and forecasters at the National Weather Service said the “moderate snow event” will persist through Monday, could reduce visibility, and cause slippery road conditions.
MassDOT reported around 8 a.m. that 1,173 crews are clearing and treating state roads. “Pavements wet to snow covered,’’ MassDOT reported on its official Twitter account. “Allow extra travel time today.’’
On the Massachusetts Turnpike speeds were lowered to 40 miles per hour from the New York border to Exit 11 in Worcester around 7:15 a.m. due to the storm, according to MassDOT.
Speeds on major highways — including the Southeast Expressway, Interstate 93 north of the city, the Turnpike, and portions of Routes 3 and 24 — were dropping below 20 miles per hour, according to traffic monitors.
The delays were caused by building volume, but also accidents, including:
- Route 1 in Revere southbound near Copeland Circle.
- Interstate 93 southbound near Exit 42 in Dascomb Road, which saw accidents earlier on Monday.
- Route 24 in Taunton northbound near Exit 12, the Route 140 interchange.
- Route 128 in Beverly southbound near Exit 20, the Route 1A interchange.
- Route 128 southbound in Burlington near Exit 32, the Route 3 interchange.
Around 8:40 a.m., the T was reporting delays and cancellations on commuter rail lines including:
- Haverhill line train 210 scheduled to leave at 9:05 a.m. is canceled and “no alternate transportation will be provided,’’ the T reported on its Twitter account. The next outbound train is set for 9:44 a.m., the T said.
Also on the Haverhill line, train 201 was stopped near the Reading station due to a mechanical problem and train 203 was due to be provide an assist, the T reported.
- On the Worcester line, train 505 was reported to be 10 minutes behind schedule between Worcester and Natick due to train traffic.
The T reported other commuter rail and all subway lines were operating on schedule around 8:40 a.m.
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