Thursday, 4:30 PM
Evening commute slow
By Mac Daniel, Globe Staff, and Andrew Ryan, Globe Correspondent
The evening drive has slowed as roads clog with motorists heading home at the end of a long week of commuting after the partial collapse of the Interstate 90 connector tunnel.
Just before 6 p.m., traffic was heavier than normal in the Callahan and Sumner tunnels, which link Boston and Logan International Airport. Officials are asking motorists to allow extra time.
Storrow and Memorial drives were also clogged heading east, with Storrow backing up to Massachusetts Avenue.
The Southeast Expressway, which has borne the brunt of the congestion this week, was slow from Neponset Circle to the O'Neill Tunnel entrance and through downtown.
In the opposite direction, drivers on I-93 northbound were also hitting the breaks.
Last Monday night, concrete ceiling tiles fell in the connector tunnel and crushed a car, killing a 38-year-old Jamaica Plain woman.
Since the incident, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has indefinitely suspended all Big Dig tunnel work while detours are in place around the connector.