Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Approximately 50 gallons leaked on the highway.
The Department of Environmental Protection responded to a tractor trailer that was turned on its side on Route 495 South in Norton Tuesday afternoon. The accident took place on exit 10. The exit was blocked off for several hours. The driver had to be extricated from his vehicle. No injuries have been reported, but there was a fluid leak. Reports on The Mass Incident Paging Facebook page say that 50 to 75 gallons of fuel were leaked on the highway.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Cause of accident under investigation.
Friday, October 5, 2012
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. ------------ There have been unofficial reports of a motorcycle crash near exit 10 of Route 495 North. On ramps to Route 495 in both …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
One man was trapped inside the vehicle on the ramp to Route 95 North for over 30 minutes.
The Route 495 South ramp to Route 95 was closed today at around 9 a.m. after a tractor trailer rolled over. The driver, a 48-year-old male, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital according to state police. He was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle for over half an hour. Fire and EMS personell from Mansfield, Norton and Foxborough were on the scene.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of April 29, 2012.
Early Morning Fire in Stoughton Leaves 17 Homeless An early morning fire on May 1 at a multi-family home on Park Street in Stoughton displaced 17 people, including an infant, Stoughton Fire Chief Mark Dolloff said. While five families were displaced, there were no reports of injuries to civilians or to the crews that responded, according to SFD Captain Doug Campbell. The cause of the fire was electrical and it started in the ceiling between the 2nd and 3rd floors, according to the State Fire Marshal's office. Eight area towns assisted Stoughton in responding to this three-alarm fire. Area businesses and the Stoughton Schools have started collecting donations for the fire victims, who lost most, if not all of their possessions. The location…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Parcel of land near TPC thought by selectmen to be ideal for hotel.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
In deliberation for over a decade, Mansfield selectmen finally answer with a decisive no to a new ramp from Rte. 496 to Rte. 140
A new proposal to revive plans for a state-funded northbound ramp to I-495 from Route 140 in Mansfield met with a decisive end Wednesday, after selectmen restated a years-old pact with neighbor Norton, and unanimously opposed any such plans. Selectmen from the two towns came to a rare agreement in the late 1990's to support plans for the creation of a southbound ramp to I-495 that would ease traffic problems on Route 140 in Mansfield and Norton, especially during the Comcast Center concert season, and would provide easier access to 600 acres of undeveloped industrial park land in front of the Tournament Players Club in Norton. Norton and Mansfield boards and residents had held several joint meetings, in a rare show of cooperation between …