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Two lanes re-opened

Courtesy of Jason Sissel

BOSTON — A truck fire closed all but one westbound lane of the Massachusetts Turnpike prior to the Allston tolls, transportation officials said Saturday morning.

See photos of the truck fire

The Department of Transportation said in a Twitter posting that the left lane was open after the fire briefly closed all lanes. A second lane was re-opened by 11:15 a.m. after the fire was extinguished.

There was no immediate word on whether the driver of the truck was injured.


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Palmer MA

Westbound traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike was shut down Tuesday in Palmer after a flatbed truck crash.

The truck, which was hauling concrete, caught on fire following the crash. Flames spread to the drainage system adjacent to the highway.

The eastbound side was also shut down briefly as fire trucks were brought in to battle the flames.

Westbound traffic is being diverted at exit 9.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.