Route 128 in Dedham was closed southbound Friday afternoon after a crash involving five vehicles, Massachusetts State Police said, causing nightmare traffic delays just as the evening commute was beginning, according to our news partners at WCVB.
The crash took place just after 3:15 p.m., at Route 109 and police advised motorists to expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.
One lane reopened for a short time but was closed to allow the wrecked vehicles to be removed.
The crash involved a trailer truck, a dump truck and three cars, police said.
State Police Lt. Brian Moren said no injuries were reported.
“They’re trying to clear the place,” he said shortly after 4 p.m.
One lane did open for traffic to get by just after 4 p.m., but traffic was backed up for about 15 miles, extending far past the Lexington area.
Here’s the State Police press release on the crash:
At 3:20 p.m. today, a multi-vehicle crash occurred on Route 128 southbound in Dedham, just south of Route 109 in Dedham. A tractor-trailer with an approximate 50 foot trailer jackknifed across the roadway, colliding with other vehicles. The truck collided with a ten-wheeled, dump truck pulling