Worcester County

Overhead highway sign in Worcester falls into road during morning commute

WORCESTER, Mass. — An overhead sign fell onto a Worcester highway during the Tuesday morning commute.

MassDOT says they received a report of a fallen highway sign on I-190 Southbound just before Exit 1 around 7:00 a.m. State Police and MassDOT staff quickly responded to the scene and closed two lanes of traffic, according to highway officials. There were no injuries and no cars were damaged, according to authorities, but commuters had to deal with heavy traffic delays.

Cars were detoured off of I-90 at Exit 2 while the sign was removed from the roadway. All the travel lanes of the highway were reopened by 9:00 a.m., according to a MassDOT spokesperson.

Highway officials say engineers are investigating the cause of the fall and is in the process of performing a structural review of all overhead sign supports along the I-190 corridor.

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