Traffic flowing smoothly off the Cape

Traffic on Route 6 in Bourne was flowing smoothly late today after a 6-mile backup plagued drivers leaving the Cape throughout most of the afternoon, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said.

As of 5:40 p.m., drivers are moving at speeds slightly less than 50 miles per hour as drivers approach the Route 3 connector, SigAlert showed. Earlier today, travelers on this stretch of road had crawled at 16 miles per hour.

A half-mile backup was reported around 4:45 p.m. by State Police on the Bourne Bridge. There have been no delays on Route 28, according to State Police.

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Drivers traveling south on Interstate 95 from Maine are facing delays as they move toward the York Toll Plaza, with speeds as low as 16 miles per hour for nearly 2 miles, SigAlert showed.

I-95 north remains clear from Boston to Maine.

Drivers heading to and from New Hampshire should expect some congestion and decreased speeds both eastbound and westbound where Route 101 meets Route 1 towards Hampton Beach.

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