Interstate 95 Crash Causes Highway Closure and Serious Injuries, MassDOT Reports

GEORGETOWN, Mass. — A serious crash on Interstate 95 in Georgetown led to the closure of a section of the highway, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The crash occurred on I-95 north at the Exit 78A/B off-ramp, resulting in significant injuries. A photograph of the crash scene revealed a vehicle that had rolled over onto its roof, sustaining heavy damage to the driver’s side.

Due to the severity of the crash, MassDOT decided to shut down the highway to ensure the safe landing of a medical helicopter. I-95 north was detoured at Exit 76A/B, while I-95 south was detoured at Exit 78A/B. The closure caused significant traffic disruptions in the area.

However, shortly before 12:30 p.m., MassDOT announced that the highway had reopened in both directions. Despite the reopening, Exit 78B for Route 133 remained closed to traffic. This closure would likely continue to affect the flow of traffic in the vicinity.

The MassDOT social media posts played a crucial role in informing the public about the status of the highway and the detours in place. The swift sharing of information helped motorists plan alternate routes to avoid the affected area.

The timely response from emergency services and the efficient communication from MassDOT ensured that the situation was managed effectively. However, the aftermath of such a serious crash could lead to potential investigations into the cause of the accident and the safety measures in place on the highway.

As more information becomes available, authorities will continue to update the public on any developments regarding the crash and its impact on traffic and safety in the area.