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Route 495 Diverted Through Norton After Motorcycle Accident

All lanes are now open.

*UPDATE 5:01 p.m.* Route 495, which was closed after a motorcycle accident occured, has been reopened. Traffic is being diverted around exit 10, where the crash happened, through Route 123 in Norton back to exit 12. 

"The highway is open now so I think that traffic is flowing fine on the highway," said Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson. "It's still kind of backed up in town from the residual stuff there, but the highway is good."

The driver of the motorcycle has been transported to Rhode Island Hospital for serious injuries. 

Massachusetts State Police and Norton Fire Department responded to the scene.

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There have been unofficial reports of a motorcycle crash near exit 10 of Route 495 North. On ramps to Route 495 in both directions in Norton were temporarily closed off. Traffic in Norton, especially Route 123, is congested as a result. It is recommended that you seek an alternate route in your commute home.

Unofficial reports say that the motorcycle crashed into a tractor trailer.

The condition of those involved is unknown at this time.

More information to come.

Sarah October 05, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Hope the Mortcylic will be okay!

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