Thursday, 10:24 AM
Traffic slow due to Everett fire; motorists urged to seek alternate routes
By Globe Staff
State Police are urging people to take alternate routes into Boston this morning because streets remain closed in Everett, where a massive fire was caused by a gasoline tanker truck overturning at a traffic circle.
Jeff Larson of SmartRoute Systems, which keeps an eye on local traffic, said that Broadway and Main Street in Everett are closed and, for a time, so was Revere Beach Parkway.
Larson said people are primarily using Route 1, which is running slow through Saugus and is jammed through Revere and to the Tobin Bridge.
He said some people are trying to swing over to Route 1A as an alternative. He also said Interstate 93 southbound is very heavy heading from the north into the city, because people are using it as an alternative.
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