Truck stuck in Boston’s Sumner Tunnel causes major delays

BOSTON — A tractor-trailer became stuck in the Sumner Tunnel on Friday causing delays to and from East Boston and Logan Airport.

The left lane had to be closed inside the tunnel, leaving only one travel lane. The truck was removed just before 5 p.m.

State Police say the tractor-trailer hit the ceiling and wedged itself about 200 yards inside the “lower height area.”

Video from MassDOT shows sparks flying as the roof of the tractor-trailer scraped against the tunnel.

MassDOT Highway operations crews inspected the tunnel and found no structural damage.

Both lanes of the tunnel were fully operational by 5:30 p.m.

“MassDOT has signage in place on the approach and at the portal alerting drivers of the height restrictions/clearance,” a MassDOT spokesperson said. “In addition, there is an Over Height Vehicle Detection (OHVD) system in place which will be expanded under the upcoming 2024 Sumner Tunnel work.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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